Courts Have Discretion To Divvy CERCLA Deals, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 9:31 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that district courts have discretion to determine the most equitable method of accounting for settlements involving contamination cleanup costs between private parties when allocating liability to a nonsettling defendant, and parties can only seek settlement costs consistent with the national contingency plan.

The panel concluded in a published opinion that district courts have discretion under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act to determine the most equitable method of accounting for settlements between private parties in a contribution action, siding...
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Case Title

Ameripride Services v. Texas Eastern Overseas, et al


Case Number

12-17245

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

October 10, 2012

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