Appleton Ducks Sharing $700M Superfund Cleanup Tab

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Appleton Papers Inc. from a federal government suit over $700 million in environmental damage at the Lower Fox River Superfund site, finding Appleton had no direct liability under a purchase agreement with the previous owner.

U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach granted Appleton's motion for reconsideration of a ruling that Appleton was directly liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, granting summary judgment to the paper company and dismissing all claims against it.

In December, Judge...
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