Judge Dismisses Property Owner’s Cost Recovery Claim From Cleanup Suit

(February 26, 2020, 3:02 PM EST) -- ALBANY, N.Y.  — A federal judge in New York on Feb. 12 dismissed without prejudice a property owner’s claims for cost recovery under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), finding that the plaintiff’s claim was precluded because it entered into an agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) that released it from liability (BASF Corp. v. Albany Molecular Research Inc., et al., No. 19-CV-0134, N.D. N.Y., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24240)....

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