BP Unit Drops High Court Appeal Of $111M Superfund Case

Law360 (June 9, 2021, 9:02 PM EDT) -- Citing the U.S Supreme Court's recent decision to revive Guam's lawsuit over pollution costs at a landfill, a BP America subsidiary Wednesday abandoned its request that the justices review a ruling that it owes a quarter of the $111 million costs for cleaning up a Montana Superfund site.

In a joint filing by BP unit Atlantic Richfield Co. and Tucson, Ariz.-based Asarco LLC, the parties agreed to the dismissal of Atlantic Richfield's high court challenge to a September Ninth Circuit decision that backed a Montana federal judge's finding that Atlantic Richfield must repay Asarco 25% of what Asarco has paid to remediate...

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