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Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, et al. v. United States; Shell Oil Company v. United States

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1601 9th Cir. Feb 24, 2009
Tr.
May 4, 2009 8-1 Stevens OT 2008

Issue: Whether the petitioners were incorrectly held jointly and severally liable for environmental cleanup costs under CERCLA.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on May 4, 2009.

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