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Ninth Circuit Requires Scrutiny in Approving CERCLA Settlements Under Consent Decrees With State Agencies

By Kirk Tracy

On August 1, 2014, the Ninth Circuit overturned a district court ruling that had granted approval of consent decrees between the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and a number of potentially responsible part...

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California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies

By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times

The state Department of Public Health is adopting the nation's first-ever drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen found in water supplies across the state.

The department announc...

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The Limits of Subrogation under CERCLA – Ninth Circuit Ruling Remains the Precedent

By Kirk Tracy

On January 13, 2014, the Supreme Court denied cert on the Ninth Circuit ruling in Chubb Custom Insurance Co. v. Space Systems/Loral, Inc.[1] This denial leaves the Ninth Circuit’s ruling on subrogat...

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