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United States v. Bestfoods

Docket No.: 97-454
Argued: March 24, 1998
Decided: June 8, 1998

Topics:

42 U.S.C. 9607, Economic Activity, Natural Resources, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, Compensation, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources

Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Bestfoods

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 113 F.3d 572
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 51 (1998)
Question:

May a parent corporation that actively participated in, and exercised control over, the operations of a subsidiary, without more, be held liable under CERCLA Section 107(a)(2) as an operator of a polluting facility owned or operated by the subsidiary?

United States v. Bestfoods
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 24, 1998

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for United States, 0 vote(s) against
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