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Mississippi City settles sewer enforcement action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

The City of Jackson, Mississippi, the state of Mississippi and the United States have filed a consent decree in federal court resolving the governments’ allegations that the city’s sewer operations are inadequate.

Despite indemnity agreement, federal court rules site owner is “covered person” under CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2011

A federal court in Mississippi has ruled that the owner of a contaminated site in Yazoo City, Mississippi, is a “covered person” who may face liability under CERCLA despite an indemnity agreement between the site owner and plaintiff, a company that sent materials to the site.