Keeping Joint And Several Liability Alive In The 7th Circ.
August 31, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT
Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a preliminary injunction requiring a $70 million cleanup this year of polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated sediment in the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin in United States v. NCR Corp., No. 12-2069 (Aug. 3, 2012). The United States sought this injunction for 2012 work against NCR Corporation after the company notified U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it would no longer comply with a 2007 unilateral EPA order.
The 2007 order, issued to eight companies, requires a decade-long cleanup of portions of...