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Jenner & Block: U.S. Court of Appeals Mandates Decision on Act of War Defense to WTC CERCLA Claims
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a mandate to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, requiring the lower court to determine whether contamination from... Read More

Jenner & Block: U.S. Appellate Court Defines Settling Parties' Rights to CERCLA Contribution and Cost Recovery
Posted on 27 Dec 2012 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel , Partner, Jenner & Block On December 19, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a panel decision that clarifies the law within that Circuit on issues left unresolved after several U.S. Supreme Court's... Read More

Pepper Hamilton: New Liability Protection for Tenants on Brownfield Properties
Posted on 27 Feb 2013 by Pepper Hamilton Environmental Law Practice Group

By Jane C. Luxton, Partner , Pepper Hamilton LLP In a December 2012 Guidance Memo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new enforcement principles intended to enhance protections for tenants on contaminated or previously contaminated... Read More

No Unanimity As To What New ASTM E1527-13 Standard Requires
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 by William A. Ruskin

Some environmental practitioners contend that Phase I site assessments, commonly used in real estate transactions, will now be more costly and time consuming due to the new standard. Seyfarth Shaw counsels in its Client Alert that the new standard requires... Read More