Arranger Liability Under CERCLA: Leveraging Recent Court Decisions
Reducing Liability Amid Uncertainty and Absent Clear Guidance
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide environmental counsel with a briefing of how recent court decisions have addressed arranger liability issues and their implications for CERCLA liability. The panel will provide guidance to counsel on overcoming the challenging issues in arranger liability litigation.
- Brief overview of arranger liability
- Challenging issues related to arranger liability
- “Arranged for”
- Nature of transaction
- Lessons learned from recent decisions
- NCR Corp. v. George A. Whiting Paper Co. (7th Cir. Sept. 25, 2014)
- United States v. Federal Resources Corp. (D. Idaho July 14, 2014)
- Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products v. NCR Corp. (W.D. Mich. 2013)
- Carolina Power & Light Co. v. Alcan Aluminum Corp. (E.D.N.C. 2013)
- W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn. v. Zotos Int'l Inc. (W.D.N.Y. 2013)
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What intent is necessary to implicate arranger liability under CERCLA?
- How are different jurisdictions applying the BNSF decision in arranger liability cases?
- What steps can counsel take to overcome the challenging issues involved in arranger liability litigation?
Michael K. Murphy
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Mr. Murphy handles a wide variety of cases under most federal and a number of state environmental statutes, and has... | Read More
Mr. Murphy handles a wide variety of cases under most federal and a number of state environmental statutes, and has handled litigation in a number of state, federal district, and federal appellate courts. He has extensive experience in CERCLA litigation, environmental enforcement defense, and challenges to agency actions. He has represented clients in a variety of CERCLA cost-recovery and contribution actions in a number of jurisdictions.Close
Shoshana Suzanne Ilene Schiller
Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
Ms. Schiller, former Chair of the ABA's Superfund and Natural Resources Damages Litigation Committee, handles a... | Read More
Ms. Schiller, former Chair of the ABA's Superfund and Natural Resources Damages Litigation Committee, handles a wide range of disputes with particular experience in CERCLA, RCRA, cost recovery, contribution and class action litigation, as well as asbestos, toxic tort, pipeline, storage tank, real estate development, and leasing matters. She is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, trying jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts and arguing before appellate courts, administrative agencies, and hearing boards throughout the country. Ms. Schiller is also a frequent speaker at legal and industry trade conferences and seminars and is a regular author on environmental and real estate.Close