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Published on: 15 Jan 2008 By

Teck Cominco: Applying US Law to Canadians in Canada

  On January 7, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Teck Cominco, a Canadian mining giant, is subject to U.S. pollution laws because Canadian slag washed into U.S. waters. This sets an important precedent for other cross-boundary pollution. For more than 100 years, Teck and its predec…

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Published on: 27 Dec 2007 By

Compensation for buyers of already contaminated sites?

When contamination flows offsite, can a subsequent purchaser of the downgradient parcel successfully sue the upgradient polluter? Most caselaw suggests that the buyer is out of luck. Caveat emptor, let the buyer beware, is still a fundamental principle of real estate law. The buyer who asks …

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