Judge Rice Dismisses CERCLA Claims against Coca-Cola

Client: The Coca-Cola Company

On Friday, February 8, 2013, the U.S. District Court in Dayton, OH dismissed CERCLA cost-recovery and contribution claims brought by group of companies against Frost Brown Todd client Coca-Cola and some other defendants.  Judge Walter Rice ruled that the contribution claims were time-barred, and that the plaintiffs’ administrative settlement with EPA did not give them the right to assert a separate cost-recovery claim.  FBT environmental attorney Steve Haughey represented Coca-Cola in the case with assistance from Jennifer Maynard.  Mr. Haughey represents industry across the Midwest in litigation relating to contaminated properties, landfills, and clean-up obligations.   

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