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New Jersey Supreme Court Declares Spill Act Is Not Retroactive for the State’s Own Liability

USA - March 30 2017 Earlier this week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Spill Act contribution claims against the State of New Jersey for events prior to April 1…

PA Supreme Court Will Focus on the Natural Gas Industry in 2017

USA - January 22 2017 There are three cases pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that, when decided, may have broad implications for the development of natural…

Tenth Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Settlement Not a Bar to CERCLA Contribution Action

USA - January 9 2017 Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that a PRP’s bankruptcy settlement of its CERCLA liability did not bar that…

New Jersey Appellate Division Rules That Remediation Efforts May Lead to Spoliation of Evidence

USA - November 2 2016 On Halloween, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued a potentially "scary" ruling and cautionary tale for owners of contaminated property who first…

New Jersey Court Applies Laches to Bar Spill Act Contribution Claim

USA - October 17 2016 Earlier this month, for the first time a New Jersey trial court applied the often pled, but seldom effective, laches defense to bar a private-party…