Tenth Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Settlement Not a Bar to CERCLA Contribution Action
January 9, 2017
Diana A. Silva
MGKF Litigation Blog
Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that a PRP’s bankruptcy settlement of its CERCLA liability did not bar that PRP from later seeking contribution for a share of the settlement – despite the bankruptcy court’s determination that the settlement represented the PRP’s “fair share” of CERCLA liability.