• Private Parties Entering Into Judicially-Approved CERCLA Settlement Agreements Subject to Three-Year Statute of Limitations to Seek Subsequent Contribution Claims Against Other Liable Parties
  • September 2, 2015 | Author: Hubert T. Lee
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • On July 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit held that: (1) a judicially-approved settlement agreement between private parties to a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) § 107 cost-recovery suit initiates the three-year statute of limitations for any of the parties to the settlement agreement to subsequently file a CERCLA §113(f) contribution claim and (2) a later bankruptcy settlement that fixes the costs of such a cost-recovery settlement agreement does not revive a contribution claim that has otherwise expired.