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Environmental – CERCLA – 'Response Costs' – Attorney's Fees – Litigation Costs (access required)

Even though plaintiff telephone company in this action under the CERCLA environmental clean-up statute, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq., is a private party, the company nevertheless is entitled to recover its attorneys' fees and costs of litigation as necessary "response costs" under CERCLA. Plaintiff argues that the language of CERCLA, especially when read in ...

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