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Posted in: May, 2020

EPA Approval for Superfund Cleanup Costs – the impact of Atl. Richfield Co. v. Christian in environmental lawsuits

Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund, in 1980 to provide broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. CERCLA holds various types of “potentially responsible parties” (PRPs) strictly liable for cleanup costs in […]

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Stealing City Hall: While no one is watching…

My contempt for the COVID-19 hysteria is well known.  I am convinced that individuals and government entities are grossly overreacting in the absence or ignorance of fact, and I am not convinced that we could not have accomplished the same result as we have for less than the roughly 9 trillion dollars it’s costing.  Regardless of what […]

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Congratulations, Jason Mackey!

Congratulations to Jason Mackey who has been selected to the 2020 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Jason Mackey has been with Setliff Law for 7 years and in that time has consistently demonstrated an […]

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COVID-19: Maryland and Virginia Provide Exemptions to Regulations

Maryland and Virginia have issued emergency orders that require most people to stay at home or otherwise prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people and shut down businesses deemed non-essential in an effort to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19.  These orders, however, exempt businesses deemed essential by Maryland and Virginia.  Businesses deemed essential […]

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No Workers’ Compensation Awarded to Truck Driver Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident After Failing to Wear Seat Belt

Everyone knows to wear a seat belt. Some cars even have sticker warnings, while other car systems flash warning signals when the car starts, but how many drivers adhere to these warnings? Who is at fault if someone doesn’t wear a seat belt and gets hurt? Is it the employer? Is it the employee? The Virginia […]

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