Banning, City of v. Dureau

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20257
No(s). 12-00043 (C.D. Cal. Nov 18, 2013) (O'Connell, J.)

A district court held that the owner of a vacant property is liable under CERCLA for the release of hazardous waste intentionally caused by trespassers. The owner, who left oil drums on the property, claimed she was entitled to the innocent landowner defense. But she failed to show by a preponderanc...

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