9th Circuit Upholds Ruling Finding ASARCO’s CERCLA Contribution Claim Untimely

Mealey's (July 16, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 10 that a federal judge in California properly found that ASARCO LLC’s claim for contribution under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Section 113(f) was untimely because the statute of limitations began to run in 1989, when the company first entered into a cost-recovery settlement with another company (ASARCO LLC v CNA Holdings LLC, No. 12-16832, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11919).

(Opinion available. Document #08-150807-004Z.)

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