Judge Won't Reconsider Appleton's CERCLA Claim Bid

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge Tuesday refused to reconsider a ruling that Appleton Papers Inc. can't sue for recovery of cleanup costs at the Lower Fox River Superfund site, saying that as an indemnitor, it doesn't have independent standing.

Appleton was dismissed last year from a $700 million government suit over polychlorinated biphenyl contamination at the river but still had to pay a portion of the cleanup expenses pinned on the site’s previous owner NCR Corp. because of a purchase agreement Appleton signed in 1978 when it...
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