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SANTA JOSE, Calif. — (Mealey’s) A California judge on Jan. 8 ordered three of the defendant companies in the state’s public nuisance action against lead-paint and lead manufacturers to pay, pursuant to joint and several liability, $1...
By William A. Ruskin
In a stinging decision, the Hon. Lonny R. Suko , a federal district court judge sitting in the Eastern District of Washington, ruled on April 4, 2012, that PRP Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. failed to prove that contamination at...
On June 28, 2011, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 1131 ; and in doing so, the future of joint and several liability in Pennsylvania was reduced to a list of exceptions. The new law provides that "where liability is attributed...