Berkshire Unit Should Pay $44M For Superfund Cleanup: Feds

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 4:18 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday told a federal judge that a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary owes the government $44 million for the cleanup of an Idaho Superfund site and that the company is purposely misinterpreting a liquidation plan to avoid paying.

In a post-trial brief, the government urged U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge to find that Marmon Holdings Inc. is a successor-in-interest to Golconda Lead Mines Inc., and that it is therefore responsible under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act for cleanup costs at...
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