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New York Extends Statute of Limitations for Superfund Site Tort Claims

November 1, 2016

The New York State Legislature recently passed a law allowing plaintiffs to pursue “personal damages” for injuries...

Current Owner Is Not Liable Under CERCLA For Cleanup Costs Incurred Prior to Ownership

November 1, 2016

In a recent case, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection v. Trainer Custom Chemical, ---- F....

NJ Court Finds Another Piece of the Insurance Allocation Puzzle

November 1, 2016

Under New Jersey insurance law, many of the coverage issues arising under comprehensive general liability (“CGL”) policies...

Appellate Division Revives Environmental Rights Act Claims to Compel Cleanup of Contaminated Sites—For Now

November 1, 2016

On August 15th, the Appellate Division permitted the owner of contaminated property to assert a claim under...

Spill Act Innocent Purchaser Defense: What Does Due Diligence Really Provide?

November 1, 2016

In a New Jersey Law Journal article this week, Riker Danzig counsel Alexa Richman-La Londe explores the...

Buyers Beware: Failure to Conduct a Preliminary Assessment Prior to Purchase May Be a Costly Omission

November 1, 2016

In the murky waters of determining liability under the New Jersey Spill Act, New Jersey courts are...

Pursuing Tax Appeals for Contaminated Sites

November 1, 2016

In a recent case, ACP Partnership v. Garwood Borough (Tax Court March 22, 2016), a New Jersey Tax court...

It’s About Time: Reforming the Regulation of Chemical Substances Under TSCA

November 1, 2016

The Toxic Substance Control Act (“TSCA”) was enacted in 1976 to regulate the manufacture and use of...

Vapor Intrusion May Be a Factor in Determining the Priority of Superfund Sites for Cleanup

November 1, 2016

The EPA has recently proposed adding a subsurface intrusion component to its evaluation of contaminated sites for...

Supreme Court of New Jersey to Decide Power of Private Parties to Compel Cleanups

November 1, 2016

The Supreme Court of New Jersey will soon decide whether private parties who have not incurred any...

NJDEP Issues Policy Statement on A-901 Licensing for Site Remediation Professionals

November 1, 2016

A question recently arose regarding whether Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (“LSRPs”) and certified Subsurface Evaluators (“SSEs”) need...

NJDEP Guidance Explains Procedures for Spill Act Liens

November 1, 2016

Under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (“Spill Act”), NJDEP may remediate hazardous substances and...

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