9th Circ. Won't Weigh Suspension Of Calif. Cleanup Deal

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 7:05 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit said Friday that it does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a district court's suspension of a consent decree between the federal government and a California county regarding the clean up of an abandoned landfill near Lake Tahoe.

El Dorado County moved to modify the decree a few months after it was signed in August 2010, saying it contained errors that resulted in higher costs, and the district court agreed and suspended it pending further hearings. The federal government appealed the...
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