• Ninth Circuit CERCLA Subrogation Ruling Stands Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision Not to Grant Certiorari
  • March 12, 2014
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • On January 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Chubb Custom Ins. Co. v. Space Systems/Loral, Inc., 710 F.3d 946 (9th Cir. 2013), leaving in place its holding that insurers may bring subrogation actions under Section 112(c) of the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) to recover remediation costs paid on behalf of their insureds from potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) only if the insured has made a “demand in writing for a sum certain” to the liable party under section 112(c).