Close Menu
Brownsville Insurance & Corporate Attorney

Call Us Today!

956-542-7441
Brownsville Insurance & Liability Attorneys > Trial Activity > Asarco LLC v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

Asarco LLC v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

Partner Norton A. Colvin, Jr. represented Union Pacific Railroad in the defense of a §113(f) CERCLA contribution claim seeking to recover response costs from Union Pacific Railroad Company. Asarco alleged it paid more than its apportioned liability share of the environmental clean-up costs at the Coeur d’Alene CERCLA Superfund Site relating to its past mining activities. Asarco further alleged that Union Pacific’s historical activities in the area contributed to the environmental damage and, therefore, Union Pacific was liable to repay Asarco, LLC under CERCLA. United States District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge presided over a thirteen-day bench trial in the case after which the parties filed post-trial briefing. In his written findings of fact and conclusions of law, Judge Lodge held that Asarco, LLC had not proven it had a right to bring a CERCLA contribution claim against Union Pacific Railroad Company and that Asarco, LLC had released its CERCLA claim against Union Pacific Railroad Company in the parties’ prior settlement agreement.

Share This Page:

Contact Us Today

Brownsville
Office

1201 East Van Buren St.
Brownsville, TX 78522

Phone: 956-542-7441
Fax: 956-541-2170

Edinburg
Office

323 West Cano, Suite 100
Edinburg, TX 78539

Phone: 956-542-7441
Fax: 956-380-0254

Captcha
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P., represents clients throughout South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, including people living in Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Edinburg, Laredo, Corpus Christi, San Diego, Alice, Kingsville, Rio Grande City and other communities in Hidalgo County, Duval County, Jim Wells County, Kleberg County, Starr County, Cameron County, Webb County and Nueces County. -Site Map-

MileMark Media - Practice Growth Solutions

© 2016 - 2018 Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. All rights reserved.
This law firm website is managed by MileMark Media.