Property Owner’s CERCLA Contribution Claim Untimely, 3rd Circuit Panel Says

(November 26, 2019, 11:23 AM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 22 affirmed a ruling awarding summary judgment to the federal government, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army in a suit brought by a New Jersey property owner seeking contribution under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for contamination at a former weapons manufacturing site, finding that the claim was untimely because it was brought nine years after the plaintiff entered into a settlement agreement with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) (Cranbury Brick Yard LLC v. United States, et al., No. 18-3287, 3rd Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 34998)....

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