Seminar Will Review Case That Restored CERCLA Cost Recovery

Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 00:00

The Los County Bar Association (LACBA) will present a CLE seminar titled From Aviall to Atlantic Research: The Rebirth of CERCLA Cost Recovery Claims.

The program will take place on Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the LACBA Conference Center, 281 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles.

The program will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in United States v. Atlantic Research, which resurrected the ability of parties who undertake voluntary cleanups to obtain cost recovery under CERCLA. Atlantic Research eased the fears of many who felt that the court's 2005 ruling in Cooper Industries v. Aviall Services (which held that such parties were not entitled to contribution) would signal the end of voluntary cleanups.

Speakers will be Ronald G. Aronovsky, Southwestern University School of Law, and Peter R. Duchesneau, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.

For information on CLE credits and program fees, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register for the program, call (213) 896-6560 or visit