High Court Won't Hear Liability Case Over Enviro Fines

Law360 (November 19, 2018, 7:36 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Texas Supreme Court decision that sided with the state in its dispute with the officer of a limited liability company who argued he was wrongly hit with nearly $370,000 in fines over environmental violations.

The denial of Bernard Morello’s petition means that the Texas Supreme Court’s February decision will stay in place. It reversed a state appellate ruling and reinstated the trial court’s decision, writing that Morello can be held personally liable for the removal of a system that was in place to monitor and treat contaminated groundwater.

Morello, who had purchased...

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