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Missouri Superfund Site: CERCLA Defense

We served as lead defense counsel in federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for this former operator of a Missouri Superfund Site in actions against the U.S. EPA and other private parties for costs recovery and contribution under CERCLA. This complex case involved five separate lawsuits, including several environmental and cost recovery claims, insurance coverage litigation, and probate proceedings.

Successfully reached tentative agreements with EPA and private party to enter Consent Decree and reach settlement agreements resulting in “ability to pay” settlement and ultimate closure of estate and probate. Resolution expected to result in transfer of property to local government for redevelopment.