Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 8th Circuit: Union Pacific's Settlement with EPA Bars Asarco's Contribution Claim

ST. LOUIS - An Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 8 ruled that a federal judge in Nebraska did not err in dismissing Asarco LLC's contribution claim under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) against Union Pacific Railroad Co. because a settlement agreement between Union Pacific and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency barred Asarco's claim (Asarco v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, No. 13-2830, 8th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 15285).

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