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6.12.2007

Supreme Court Unanimously Confirms Private Parties’ Right to Cost Recovery Under CERCLA

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On June 11, 2007, the Supreme Court unanimously held that private parties who voluntarily clean up polluted sites can sue other liable parties for cost recovery under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”). The decision in United States v. Atlantic Research Corp. confirms this important right, which before this decision was highly uncertain. View full article (PDF).