NY Factory Owner's CERCLA Suit Found Time-Barred

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a Long Island factory owner's Superfund suit against Vanderbilt Associates and others seeking contribution to a settlement he reached with New York state in 1998 over cleanup at his factory, finding that the settlement triggered a three-year statute of limitations.

Judge Denis R. Hurley of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Monday that the suit was time-barred by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act's three-year limitations period on contribution claims. The plaintiff, Anwar...
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