DENVER, COLORADO (September 20, 2013) Ryley Carlock attorneys recently won an important decision in the U.S. District Court of Colorado, for one of its clients, a subsidiary of a fortune 500 client.
The client was sued pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response and Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), more commonly known as the Superfund law. The Plaintiff, ASARCO LLC, who had operated a smelting facility at a site for over 70 years, sought to recover from RCA's client a portion of remedial costs spent at the site. RCA obtained dismissal of ASARCO LLC's claims on statute of limitations grounds. Due to the fact that ASARCO LLC had gone through bankruptcy, the case entailed complicated issues involving CERCLA and bankruptcy law. The RCA team in this case comprised of specialists in the areas of litigation, bankruptcy, corporate and environmental laws, including Jonathan Steeler (Corporate and Environmental), John Fries (Bankruptcy), Richard Kaufman (Litigation) and Julie Rosen (Environmental). This collection of broad-ranged experience led to the positive result for RCA's client. This success is just one example of how RCA's full-service practice can provide positive solutions for our clients.