Axel Johnson, Inc. v. Carroll Carolina Oil Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20084
No(s). 99-1041 (4th Cir. Sep 14, 1999)

The court holds that the former owner and operator of a refinery may not bring cost recovery or contribution actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) against the subsequent and current owners. The court first holds that the former owner is a pe...