Toss Claim In Maine Superfund Suit: Magistrate

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 1:39 PM EDT) -- A magistrate judge has recommended the dismissal of a counterclaim by Pan Am Railways Inc. against telecom firm Frontier Communications Co. seeking contribution from Frontier in a long-running dispute over a Superfund site in Maine.

Magistrate Judge Margaret Kravchuk of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine issued a report Thursday recommending the denial of Pan Am's counterclaim on the ground that it is precluded by a section of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act barring contribution claims against a party that...
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