Carpenter Tech. Liable For $11M In EPA Suit: Court

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Carpenter Technologies Corp. must pay $10.9 million of $13.7 million in environmental cleanup costs incurred by Ford Motor Co. and four other plaintiffs, in part because Carpenter dealt with a known polluter and failed to cooperate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a judge said Monday.

Judge Legrome D. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania signed off on an order saying that specialty alloys maker Carpenter was liable to the plaintiffs for 80 percent of recoverable response costs through 2007,...
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