Posts made in April, 2014

Law Article: Justices Lean Toward Landowners

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Justices Lean Toward Landowners In CERCLA Fight By Sean McLernon Law360, New York (April 23, 2014) The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday signaled support for a decision to revive contamination claims against CTS Corp., suggesting that Congress did not believe there was a distinction between statutes of limitations and statutes of repose when it amended the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Liability and Compensation Act. The North Carolina statute of repose at issue prevents plaintiffs from bringing any claims arising more than 10 years after an act of pollution occurred. The Fourth Circuit...

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Supreme Court to Hear CTS Case

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Obama admin, company align against N.C. dump’s neighbors in Supreme Court showdown Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter Greenwire: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 ASHEVILLE, N.C. — When her son was 11, Lee Ann Smith was told what no parent wants to hear: Your child has cancer. Three years later, she braced for another diagnosis. Her younger son had developed a large bone tumor in his leg. “I was numb,” she recalled. The tumor turned out to be benign, but it spurred Smith to search for the causes of her sons’ illnesses. Her family had no history of cancer or tumors. She...

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