• District Court Refuses to Approve Settlement Absent Cost Estimate
  • December 13, 2008 | Authors: Gabrielle Sigel; Michael Robert Strong
  • Law Firm: Jenner & Block LLP - Chicago Office
  • On October 22, 2008, the U.S. District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands refused to approve a settlement for CERCLA response costs and natural resource damages with one of several PRPs when the plaintiff natural resource trustee did not present estimates of total response costs or natural resource damages, preventing the court from evaluating the substantive fairness, reasonableness, and appropriateness of the settlement.