What is meant by Superfund liability under CERCLA?

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601-9675 (“CERCLA”), owners of a hazardous waste site bear responsibility for its cleanup. Yet when an area cannot be restored to its pre-contamination status, a...

Is public nuisance the new environmental legal watchdog?

A company concerned about its exposure to environmental litigation may have to contend with a new legal theory: public nuisance. Traditionally, a toxic tort class-action lawsuit may have been the legal theory claimed against an alleged environmental offender. However,...