2nd Circ. Lets GE, Nat'l Grid Off Hook For PCBs At NY Site

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday held that a commercial real estate owner in Fort Edward, N.Y., cannot hold General Electric Co., National Grid and others responsible for costs of investigating and cleaning a site containing toxic chemicals once widely used in the transmission of electricity.

A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s finding that DVL Inc. failed to produce sufficient evidence to show that GE and Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. dumped polychlorinated biphenyls at the site now owned by DVL. The lower court denied DVL’s motion...
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