Supreme Court rules state statute of repose not preempted by federal law

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-2 Monday in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that the discovery rule set forth in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) [text] does not preempt a state’s law limiting the time to seek remedies. The case arose after North Carolina landowners filed a claim against CTS Corp. [corporate website] for allegedly contaminating their well water with concentrated levels of chemicals with carcinogenic effects. Because the corporation…


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