Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 2nd Circuit: Asarco's Claim For Contribution To Pay Cleanup Costs Fails

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 2nd Circuit: Asarco's Claim For Contribution To Pay Cleanup Costs Fails

NEW YORK - A panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 25 affirmed the dismissal of a complaint filed by Asarco LLC that sought contribution from the trustees of the residuary trusts created by the will of John D. Rockefeller Sr., alleging that the remediation costs for the contamination caused by mining activities in Washington state were fairly attributable to the activities of corporations controlled by Rockefeller as owner and operator of the contaminated sites (Asarco LLC v. Neva R. Goodwin, et al., No. 13-3954, 2nd Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12091).

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