9th Circ. Revives Asarco's CERCLA Suit Against ARCO

Law360, Los Angeles (August 10, 2017, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit in a published opinion on Thursday said that mining company Asarco LLC brought a timely claim in its attempt to recoup compensation from Atlantic Richfield Co. to defray costs of a $99 million cleanup of a Superfund site, leaving it up to the lower court to decide whether it deserves compensation and how much.

The panel vacated a Montana federal court decision from 2014 that ruled that Asarco didn’t bring its Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act claim to recoup cleanup costs...
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