CERCLA Deals In Danger As High Court Weighs Intervention

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 5:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has the chance to clear up the muddled issue of pollution cleanup liability by agreeing to hear a Seventh Circuit appeal from property owners facing recovery claims despite a federal settlement, a decision that experts say eliminates incentives for private parties to strike a deal with federal government.

The former owners of the now-defunct Environmental Chemical & Conservation Co. are arguing that parties like themselves who settle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act...
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