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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Panel Says Prior Property Owner Can Be Ordered To Cleanup Contamination

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals court panel on Nov. 27 reversed a ruling that a former property owner could not be ordered to remediate contamination caused by a tenant that operated a dry cleaning operation, finding that the landowner knew that chemicals used at the site were hazardous and that its liability was not discharged during bankruptcy proceedings (United Artists Theatre Circuit Inc. v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Region, et al., No. A152988, Calif. App., 1st Dist., 5th Div., 2019 Cal. App. LEXIS 1198).
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