Calif. City Loses Appeal For $75M CERCLA Recovery

Law360, New York (August 3, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has knocked down a California city’s bid to hold several companies liable for as much as $75 million in anticipated cleanup costs, citing its failure to hold the same companies liable for costs already incurred.

Characterizing the case as a question of first instance, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday affirmed a lower court’s ruling granting summary judgment to Goodrich Corp., Black & Decker Inc. and other defendants in the city of Colton's...
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