05.19.10

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Manufacturer-Arranger Liability Under State and Federal Superfund Laws: Strategies for maintaining private contribution and cost-recovery actions against manufacturers of dry cleaning materials and equipment

May 19, 2010 newsletter (PDF)

A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California highlights the complexities involved with private contribution and cost-recovery actions under state and federal Superfund laws against the manufacturers of dry cleaning materials and equipment, particularly in light of U.S. Supreme Court precedent on “arranger” liability in BNSF v. United States, 129 S. Ct. 1870 (2009).