KBR, Halliburton Settle Asarco Superfund Claims

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT) -- Kellogg Brown & Root LLC and Halliburton Co. on Monday became the latest defendants to settle claims brought by mining company Asarco LLC seeking contributions for a $150 million Superfund settlement.

U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr of Missouri granted both defendants' requests to withdraw earlier motions for summary judgment. Halliburton and KBR submitted the requests last week, saying they had each reached a settlement for Asarco's remaining Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act claim against them.

"Halliburton and the plaintiff, Asarco LLC, have recently entered into an agreement...
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