BNSF Could Be On Hook For Tougher Lead Standards

Law360, New York (July 15, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied summary judgment to BNSF Railway Co. in a Superfund suit that opens the possibility for a polluter that has already completed environmental cleanup to be forced to perform a more stringent remediation if a state agency later raises its standards.

Judge James Rosenbaum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on Wednesday denied BNSF's motion for summary judgment on claims Northern Pacific Center Inc. brought under the Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act, though he granted judgment on...
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