• Supreme Court Decision in Burlington Northern Case Highlights Burden of Proof in CERCLA Cases
  • June 26, 2009 | Authors: Victor N. Baltera; Laura Ford Brust; L. Elise Dieterich; Jeffrey M. Karp; Jerome C. Muys
  • Law Firms: Sullivan & Worcester LLP - Boston Office ; Sullivan & Worcester LLP - Washington Office
  • The United States Supreme Court on May 4, 2009, decided Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. et al. v. United States et al., a closely-watched case that pitted Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) under CERCLA against the Government on the questions of arranger liability and apportionment.