Third Circuit Holds That A Party Who Has Resolved Its Liability to the State Under State Law May Seek Contribution Under CERCLA

August 22, 2013
Suzanne Ilene Schiller
MGKF Litigation Blog

The Third Circuit keeps rolling out environmental decisions this month, and while Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station, No. 12-4216 (3d Cir. Aug. 20, 2013), received the lion’s share of press this week (including here), another decision issued the same day, Trinity Industries, Inc. v. Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., No. 12-2059 (3rd Cir. Aug. 20, 2013), is also worth reading.  In it, the Third Circuit holds that a party who has resolved its liability to the state for remediation under state law may pursue contribution under CERCLA, which puts the Third Circuit in conflict with the Second Circuit on this issue. Read the full blog post found at the MGKF Litigation blog.