Agere Still On The Hook For Va. Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (December 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has declined to let Lucent Technologies spinoff Agere Systems Inc. off the hook for potential damages in a suit attempting to establish responsibility for environmental cleanup costs at a former Virginia factory now owned by shopping center developer Forest City Commercial Development.

Judge Richard L Williams issued an order Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denying summary judgment to Agere, which sought a decision that it was not responsible for the cost of a plan to clean up...
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