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Citigroup Loses Bid to Dismiss CERCLA Lawsuit Over Slag Waste

Oct. 14, 2021, 5:24 PM

Citigroup Inc. must face a lawsuit alleging that its subsidiary, MRC Holdings Inc., mishandled slag waste at a site in Illinois after a judge declined to dismiss most of CTI Development Inc.'s federal and state law claims.

CTI alleged the facts necessary to support a claim of landowner liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and it provided adequate notice to Citi and MRC of its intention to file a citizen suit, Judge Stephen P. McGlynn of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ruled.

Citi and MRC argued that CTI’s notice was impermissibly ...

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