Peter Hsiao

Peter Hsiao

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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The “Discovery” Rule Is No Longer Supreme: The Supreme Court Holds That State Statutes of Repose Are Not Preempted by CERCLA

On June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger et al. that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA, or the “Superfund” law), which preempts state statutes...more

6/12/2014 - CERCLA Contaminated Properties CTS v Waldburger Discovery Environmental Liability Environmental Policies Hazardous Substances SCOTUS Statute of Limitations Statute of Repose

Lead Paint Companies Hit With Billion Dollar Judgment in California Public Nuisance Case

In a decision with potentially far-reaching impacts, a California state court has ordered three major paint companies to pay $1.15 billion to clean up lead paint in homes throughout California. People v. Atlantic Richfield...more

1/14/2014 - Hazardous Substances Lead Paint Public Nuisance

Toxics in Consumer Products: California Implements Safer Consumer Product Regulations

Today, California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations became law as the state’s latest attempt to regulate the chemical composition of a broad range of consumer products. The regulations contain detailed procedures to...more

10/2/2013 - Chemicals Department of Toxic Substances Control Green Chemistry Hazardous Substances Manufacturers

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