Pinning the Blame & Piercing the Veil in the Mists of Metaphor: The Supreme Court's New Standards for the CERCLA Liability of Parent Companies and a Proposal for Legislative Reform
Lucia Ann Silecchia
Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law
Fordham Law Review, Vol. 67, No. 1, 1998
CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-21
This article tackles the complex question of the liability of parent corporation for the CERCLA misadventures of their subsidiaries. In 1998, the United States Supreme Court tried to resolve this complex question. In many respects, this decision was a significant step in the right direction, and the article begins by analyzing the Court’s opinion. However, the article then identifies three significant questions left open after Bestfoods. In light of these open questions, the article proposes a legislative proposal to further refine the parent-subsidiary allocation of liability to better serve CERCLA’s broad remedial goals and to clarify the expectations of all relevant parties.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 90Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 28, 2010
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