US v. ALLEGHENY LUDLUM CORP., 02-4346
The "laboratory error" defense is not inconsistent with the Clean Water Act's regime of strict liability; district court erred in adopting a 12.73% interest rate to calculate the economic benefit to defendant of its improper discharges.
- Argued 12/16/2003
- Decided 04/28/2004
- Published 04/28/2004
Before ALITO, FUENTES and BECKER, Circuit Judges.
United States Third Circuit
H. Woodruff Turner (Argued), John E. Beard, III, Thomas J. Smith, Todd R. Brown, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA, for Appellant.
Thomas L. Sansonetti, Assistant Attorney General, John T. Stahr, Nancy Flickinger, Robert H. Miller, John Sither, Kathryn E. Kovacs (Argued), U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, Kerry Nelson, Lori G. Kier, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellee.