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Supreme Court Poised to Limit Tort Claims for Historic Pollution

Published in Westlaw Journal Environmental
Article | April 16, 2014

This article discusses an environmental case recently accepted for review by the US Supreme Court where the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act preempts state statutes of repose as well as limitations. The potential implications of reversing the lower court's decision are also addressed, along with heightened considerations for property development.

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