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Environment & Climate Change

13 January 2020
Linda Hallberg Civil law as basis for interpretation in cases of allocation of responsibility for environmental damages

Sweden - Advokatfirman Lindahl

In a case concerning the distribution of the cost of remediation of pollution caused by polychlorinated biphenyls, the Land and Environment Court of Appeal denied the operator compensation from the polluter for remediation costs. The case demonstrates that a civil law agreement can be deemed a relevant circumstance and be considered by a court when making its assessment of reasonableness regarding how costs for environmental damage should be distributed among joint and several liable operators.

Authors: Linda Hallberg, Sara Eronn
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