Magistrate Judge Trims Claims From PPG Industries’ Third-Party Complaint
Mealey's (June 14, 2016, 11:14 AM EDT) -- PITTSBURGH — A federal magistrate judge in Pennsylvania on June 9 ruled that PPG Industries Inc. can pursue claims for contribution under state law and under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA) from a third party but that it could not pursue claims for cost recovery and indemnification (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75402).
(Opinion available. Document #08-160708-002Z.)
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