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Showing 2 posts from August 2012.

Often, the most important concern for a landowner facing a cost recovery action is not liability, but rather insurance coverage.  And then, the question may not be “is it covered” but “how much am I covered for?”  On August 9, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its opinon in California v. Continental Insurance Co.. No. S170560 (Ca. Aug. 9, 2012), providing some comfort to parties locked in expensive clean-up battles. Read More »

The Fox River clean-up – or rather, litigation concerning the clean-up – has resulted in some meaty written opinions for CERCLA lawyers to chew over, particularly on the issue of apportionment in a post BNSF world.  Friday’s decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. NCR Corp., No. 10-C-910 (7th Cir. Aug. 3, 2012) is no exception, with the Court not only tackling divisibility, but also hinting that NCR might have 107(a) claim against other PRPs, an issue that the United States Supreme Court left unresolved in the Atlantic Research decision. Read More »