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Private Clean-Up Causes Of Action And Federal Preemption, Roger Bernhardt Jul 2014

Private Clean-Up Causes Of Action And Federal Preemption, Roger Bernhardt

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The biggest problem that California practitioners will have with the new decision by the United States Supreme Court in CTS Corp. v Waldburger (2014) ___ US ___, 134 S Ct 2175 (reported on p 94), is that it comes out of North Carolina. It gives no California reference for its holding that §309 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 USC §9258) preempts state statutes of limitations that apply to common law actions by private individuals for toxic torts and replaces their normal triggering event (the date the cause of action accrues) with a “federally required ...