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A Cautionary Chapter 21E Tale: Overly Aggressive Demands for Cleanup Contribution Will Backfire

Nov. 23, 2015 – A company whose insurance paid for its entire $300,000 cleanup (incurred after an employee caused a massive oil spill) wanted more: a windfall. Predictably, things didn’t end…

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Posted In: Hazardous Materials/Chapter 21E, Municipal Law

Local Remedies to Urban Blight Impacting 21E Struck Down

Local government cannot regulate the cleanup of hazardous materials in Massachusetts, according to the Supreme Judicial Court’s recent answer to two questions certified by the First Circuit.  The Court held…

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