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Settling Party Barred from Bringing a CERCLA Section 107(a) Claim
Posted on 14 Mar 2012 by Sedina L. Banks

By Sedina L. Banks, Attorney, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP Last week, in the case of Solutia, Inc. and Pharmacia Corp. v. McWane, Inc. (Solutia) , the Eleventh Circuit held that a party that performs a cleanup in compliance... Read More

Cases to Watch: Supreme Court Could Address Key Cost Recovery Issue in Morrison Enterprises
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Keri L. Holleb Hotaling, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP When the Supreme Court returns from its summer recess on September 26 to select cases for review this fall, it is likely to consider taking up Morrison Enterprises, LLC v. Dravo Corp . ... Read More

Jenner & Block: Section 113 or 107? Supreme Court Declines to Clarify CERCLA Cost Recovery Options
Posted on 15 Oct 2012 by Allison Torrence

By Allison Torrence, Associate, Jenner & Block Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court decided United States v. Atlantic Research Corp. in 2007, CERCLA PRPs and courts have been struggling with a crucial question: Whether parties subject to a consent... Read More

Jenner & Block: Fox River PCB Cleanup Allowed To Proceed
Posted on 4 Dec 2012 by Steven M. Siros

On November 21, 2012, a federal district court in Wisconsin rejected PRP efforts to seek modification of the remedial plan established by U.S. EPA and the State of Wisconsin to address PCB-contaminated sediments in the Fox River. In 2010, U.S. EPA and... 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