The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”) has been a prodigious generator of litigation for decades. First, the government sought to compel potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) to clean up contaminated sites. Then, those PRPs who were found liable or who settled with the government sought contribution from other PRPs. Now, even after these […]
Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, August 2017 By: Kent Holland Where lead-based paint was ingested by a tenant’s child, the tenant sued her landlord for injuries allegedly sustained by the child. The landlord tendered the claim to its commercial general liability (CGL) insurer who, instead of defending the case, filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination that […]
Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com, April 15, 2011 By: Tom Breen Contaminated water at Camp Lejeune led to an aggressive form of cancer for a woman who worked at schools on the base for over two decades, according to claims in a federal lawsuit that will be considered with several others by a judge in Atlanta. Linda Jones, […]
Source: http://www.insurancejournal.com, July 13, 2007 By: Estes Thompson The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether cancer-causing radioactive material was buried in the 1980s near a rifle range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., the Marine Corps’ primary base on the Atlantic Ocean. A recently recovered Navy document dated 1981 said the material included 160 pounds of soil […]
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