Oil, Metal Cos. Can't Escape Asarco Suit Over $113M Cleanup

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 3:23 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Friday said Asarco LLC’s bid to recoup part of a $113 million settlement over a contaminated Montana metals refinery can proceed, rejecting American Chemet Corp.’s and Atlantic Richfield Co.’s argument that the claim is time-barred.

Asarco is seeking contributions to the settlement — reached with the federal government on June 5, 2009, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act — because it said defendants American Chemet and Atlantic Richfield also contaminated the site.

U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen said...
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Case Information

Case Title

ASARCO v. Atlantic Richfield Company et al

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Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Dana L. Christensen

Date Filed

June 5, 2012

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