9th Circ. Backs US In $42M Waste Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (September 4, 2009, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision in favor of the U.S. in which the owners of an illegal waste disposal business were found liable for extensive cleanup on a property on a California Indian reservation.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that the lower court was correct in holding Lawson Enterprises responsible for the entire cleanup of the site not to exceed $42 million and in ordering the company to pay the U.S. $2.4 million in...
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