8th Circ. Clarifies CERCLA On Contribution Claims

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday clarified a question left unanswered by the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Atlantic Research Corp. v. U.S. about which section of the federal Superfund law applies when a party seeks to recover cleanup costs incurred under a consent decree.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided that Section 113 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act applied, upholding a lower court ruling denying Morrison Enterprises LLC the right to recover costs from Dravo Corp. under...
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