NJ Seeks Liability Finding In Water Contamination Case

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT) -- An attorney for New Jersey's environmental regulator on Monday tried to convince the state Supreme Court to hold a laundromat liable for groundwater contamination despite the regulator's inability to directly link an alleged discharge from the business and contamination damages.

The Department of Environmental Protection is hoping to overturn a trial court dismissal of its contribution lawsuit under New Jersey's Spill Compensation and Control Act. The trial court found no evidence of a causal nexus between any discharge by defendant Sue's Clothes Hanger Inc. and groundwater...
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