2nd Circ. Sticks GPU With Liability For Tar Cleanup

Law360, New York (December 13, 2009, 9:50 AM EST) -- GPU Inc. will have to chip in for the cleanup of two polluted gas manufacturing plants operated by a former subsidiary of Associated Gas and Electric Co., after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court determination that the utility provider should share liability for the environmental contamination.

A three-judge panel ruled Thursday that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York properly allowed Rochester Gas and Electric Co. to pierce its own corporate veil, and had not...
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