GE's Constitutional Challenge To EPA Authority Nixed

Law360, New York (February 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- General Electric Co. is likely to appeal after a federal judge rejected the company's constitutional challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to unilaterally order potentially responsible parties to clean up polluted sites under the federal Superfund law.

Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia handed down a memorandum opinion on Jan. 27 denying a bid for summary judgment by GE and granting a summary judgment motion filed by the EPA.

GE is still reviewing the decision, but...
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