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California Department of Toxic Substances Control v. Westside Delivery, LLC, 16-56558

Reversing the district court's summary judgment in favor of the defense in an action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, holding that the defendant purchaser of real property at a tax sale was not entitled to the law's third party defense to liability for cleanup because the defendant had a contractual relationship with the earlier owner and the previous owner had caused the contamination in connection with that relationship.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/04/27




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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