CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 14 affirmed a lower court ruling that companies that entered into an administrative settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to the remediation of a contaminated landfill were entitled to contribution for costs associated with the cleanup but could not recover their costs (Hobart Corporation, et al. v. Waste Management of Ohio Inc., No. 13-3273, 6th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 13286).