Legal Alert - Expert Testimony May Be Required To Establish CERCLA Innocent Landowner Defense


by Patrick J. Paul

On January 20, 2015, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Coppola v. Smith, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5127, addressed the application of CERCLA’s innocent landowner defense against a somewhat intricate property ownership and due diligence backdrop.

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