Rohm & Hass Superfund Suit Time-Barred: Judge

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected an attempt by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to recoup from Rohm and Haas Co. costs spent cleaning up a New Jersey Superfund site, ruling the agency had filed its complaint far too late.

Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled Wednesday that the government should have immediately filed a claim on the costs after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit made such a recovery possible with its 2005...
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