• No Liability for Past Deeds
  • October 6, 2016 | Authors: Steven L. Hoch; Richard E. Stultz
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • A case in the Third Circuit has held that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) may not, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), recover costs from current landowners if the costs were incurred prior to the owner's purchase of contaminated property. PADEP v. Trainer Custom Chemical LLC, No. 15-1232 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 30, 2016).