$1.3M Won't Rectify NJ Landfill's Pollution: Appeals Court

Law360, San Francisco (April 22, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court Friday reversed a lower court's ruling ordering an attorney to pay $1.3 million to remediate a contaminated piece of former landfill he inherited from his father, finding that he was liable for more pollution-containment measures and should pay higher damages.

The appeals court rejected New Jersey attorney and landowner John P. Keegan's appeal, finding that the state court was right to ding Keegan for costs associated with cleaning up more than just the chunk of landfill he owned. In its Friday...
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