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California District Court Holds that Trusts, Like Other Entities Formed for Purposes of Performing Environmental Cleanups, Can Bring CERCLA Contribution Actions
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Karras v. Teledyne Industries, Inc., ___F.Supp.2d___
In Karras v. Teledyne Industries, a federal District Court in California found that trusts can bring contribution claims against other responsible parties under § 113(f) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Trusts can "incur" costs, are real parties in interest, and have standing to bring contribution claims under CERCLA.
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Karras v. Teledyne Industries, Inc.