A federal district court dismissed a lender’s claims for negligent misrepresentation and strict products liability against two environmental engineering firms related to a brownfield redevelopment project involving an old landfill, but allowed other claims seeking damages in excess of $10 million to continue against the firms for CERCLA cost recovery, breach of contract, and negligence.

In Bancorpsouth Bank v. Environmental Operations, Inc., et al., Case No. 11-00009 (E.D. Mo. 10/11/11), Bancorp, as successor in interest to The Signature Bank, sued three environmental engineering firms hired to remediate property containing an old landfill. To read more about this case, I invite you to read my recent blog post on Commonground.