California v. Hearthside Residential Corp.

ELR Citation: ELR 20201
No(s). 09-55389 (9th Cir. Jul 22, 2010)

The Ninth Circuit held that the owner of the property at the time cleanup costs are incurred is the current owner for purposes of determining CERCLA liability. The case arose after the California Department of Toxic Substance Control sought cleanup costs under CERCLA from a developer for costs incur...