High Court Takes Up CERCLA Preemption Battle

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 5:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Liability and Compensation Act case involving North Carolina landowners seeking to bypass a state statute of repose to sue an electronics manufacturer over well water contaminated with carcinogenic solvents.

CTS Corp. wants the justices to reverse a Fourth Circuit ruling that revived pollution allegations against the company, arguing that North Carolina's statute of repose is much narrower than a statute of limitations and the appeals court was therefore wrong to suggest they are interchangeable....
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