apportionment

Fourth Circuit Affirms Ashley Rulings

The United States Court of Appeals finally issued its much anticipated ruling in PCS Nitrogen v Ashley II of Charleston, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 6815 (4th Cir. 4/4/13) last week. However, the wait turned out to be much ado about nothing. The court affirmed the district court rulings but did not clarify perhaps the most …

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7th Circuit Declines To Apply Third Restatement of Torts in Apportionment Case

In U.S. v. NCR Corp., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 16097 (7th Cir. 8/3/12) the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declined to adopt the Third Restatement of Torts reflecting a national trend away from joint liability. This ruling seems to fly in the face of the legislative history of the Comprehensive Environmental …

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