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Client Advisory: Seventh Circuit Previews Supreme Court Superfund Recovery Debate

In this Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Practice Client Advisory, Jenner & Block Partner Gabrielle Sigel discusses a recent case Seventh Circuit decision regarding the scope of a private party’s rights to recover some portion of its Superfund (CERCLA) cleanup costs from other potentially responsible parties.  The Seventh Circuit’s decision, which was issued two days before the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a similar decision in the Eight Circuit, provides a preview of likely arguments before the High Court later this year.