Lawyers React To High Court's CERCLA Preemption Ruling

Law360, New York (June 9, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court found Monday that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act does not preempt a North Carolina law prohibiting claims related to pollution that occurred more than 10 years ago. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why CTS Corp. v. Waldburger is significant.

Sarah Bell, Farella Braun & Martel LLP

"The Supreme Court's holding in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger is a significant win for companies facing potential legacy liability from historic environmental contamination. In deciding that CERCLA's preemption of statutes of limitations in state law toxic tort actions does not extend to statutes of repose, the Supreme Court cut...

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