7th Circuit Affirms Dismissal, Sanctions For Third-Party Contribution Suit

Mealey's (August 13, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A federal judge in Illinois did not err when finding that a trucking company could not pursue a contribution claim under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) against parties with which it previously entered into a settlement agreement and properly sanctioned the company $200,000 pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 11, a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 27 (United States of America v. Rogers Cartage Company, et al., Nos. 12-3624, 13-3052, 7th Cir.; 2015 U.S....
To view the full article, register now.