guide the discussion.
Tribal, state, and city authorities are currently pursuing or have settled product liability, public nuisance, and other common law and statutory tort claims brought against Monsanto for PCB contamination. “Sovereign-led” litigation melds traditional plaintiff common law tort litigation with sovereign-led environmental suits and is an emerging trend in environmental law. Tort claims against the manufacturers of contaminants ubiquitous in the environment give sovereigns a new angle for pursuing damages separate from a traditional statutory environmental claim under federal or state regulatory schemes, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Dornan, Keith and Hearn, Jamie
"Crossing the Dark and Fearful River: Monsanto, PCBs, and Emerging Tort Theories,"
American Indian Law Journal: Vol. 10:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/ailj/vol10/iss2/5
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