United States v. Alcan Aluminum Corp.

United States v. Alcan Aluminum Corp.
by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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964 F.2d 252

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

v.

ALCAN ALUMINUM CORP.; BASF CORP.; BEAZER MATERIALS AND SERVICES, INC.; BORG-WARNER CORP.; CARRIER CORP.; CHEMICAL LEAMAN TANK LINES, INC.; CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, INC.; CHRYSLER MOTORS CORP.; DANA CORP.; DART INDUSTRIES, INC.; EXXON CORP.; FORD MOTOR COMPANY; GOULDS PUMPS, INC.; HITCHCOCK GAS ENGINE COMPANY, INC.; INGERSOLL-RAND; NEAPCO, INC.; ROME STRIP STEEL CO., INC.; THE STANLEY WORKS, INC.; TRW, INC.; UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, INC. Counter-claimant, CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, INC. Cross-claimant v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Counter-defendant, ALCAN ALUMINUM CORP.; BASF CORP.; BEAZER MATERIALS AND SERVICES, INC.; BORG-WARNER CORP.; CARRIER CORP.; CHEMICAL LEAMAN TANK LINES, INC.; CHRYSLER MOTORS CORP.; DANA CORP.; DART INDUSTRIES, INC.; EXXON CORP.; FORD MOTOR COMPANY; GOULDS PUMPS, INC.; HITCHCOCK GAS ENGINE COMPANY, INC.; INGERSOLL-RAND; NEAPCO, INC.; ROME STRIP STEEL CO., INC.; THE STANLEY WORKS, INC.; TRW, INC.; UNITED TECHNOLOGIES; Cross-defendants, NEAPCO, INC.; Counter-claimant, NEAPCO, INC.; Cross-claimant v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Counter-defendant, ALCAN ALUMINUM CORP.; BASF CORP.; BEAZER MATERIALS AND SERVICES, INC.; BORG-WARNER CORP.; CARRIER CORP.; CHEMICAL LEAMAN TANK LINES, INC.; CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, INC.; CHRYSLER MOTORS CORP.; DANA CORP.; DART INDUSTRIES, INC.; EXXON CORP.; FORD MOTOR COMPANY; GOULDS PUMPS, INC.; HITCHCOCK GAS ENGINE COMPANY, INC.; INGERSOLL-RAND; ROME STRIP STEEL CO.; INC.; THE STANLEY WORKS, INC.; TRW, INC.; UNITED TECHNOLOGIES Cross-defendants, Alcan Aluminum Corporation Appellant

No. 91-5481

United States Court of Appeals,
Third Circuit.


April 6, 1992, Argued

May 14, 1992, Filed


As Corrected May 18, 1992. Petition for Rehearing Denied July 27, 1992, Reported at 1992 U.S. App. LEXIS 17371.

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. (D.C. Civil No. 89-1657)

Lawrence A. Salibra, II (argued), 100 Erieview Plaza, 17th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, Attorney for Appellant Alcan Aluminum Corp.

Barry M. Hartman, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Michael D. McIntyre, J. Carol Williams, Elizabeth Ann Peterson, John T. Stahr (argued), Attorneys, United States Department of Justice, P.O. Box 23795, L'Enfant Plaza Station, Washington, D.C. 20026, Attorneys for Appellee United States of America.

Norman W. Bernstein (argued), David L. Anderson, Laurel A. Bedig, Shea & Gould, 1775 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20006, Attorneys for Appellees BASF Corp., Beazer Materials and Services, Inc., Exxon Corp., and Ford Motor Company.

Stuart W. Axe, Lester, Schwab, Katz & Dwyer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271, Attorney for Appellee Chrysler Motors Corp.

John B. Lewis, Arter & Hadden, 1100 Huntington Building, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, Attorney for Amici Curiae Operation Oswego County, Inc., County of Oswego, Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Inc., City of Oswego, Mohawk Central School District, Richfield Springs Central School District, Mount Markham Central School District; and New Hartford Central School District.

Hosmer Culkin, Operation Oswego County, Inc., P.O. Box 4067, Oswego, New York 13126, Attorney for Amicus Curiae Operation Oswego County, Inc.

Bruce N. Clark, 46 East Bridge Street, Oswego, New York 13126, Attorney for Amicus Curiae County of Oswego.

Michael Stanley, 38 East Bridge Street, Oswego, New York 13126, Attorney for Amicus Curiae Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Gay Williams, Sullivan & Williams, 34 East Bridge Street, Oswego, New York 13126, Attorneys for Amicus Curiae City of Oswego.

Alan S. Burstein, Scolaro, Shulman, Cohen, Lawler & Burstein, 90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse, New York 13202, Attorneys for Amici Curiae Mohawk Central School District, Richfield Springs Central School District, Mount Markham Central School District, and New Hartford Central School District.

James R. Griffith, Felt, Hubbard, & Bogan, 258 Genesee Street, Suite 203, Utica, New York 13502, Attorneys for Amici Curiae Russell Blackstone, Feminine Touch Fabrics, Clinton Auto Ser., True Value Hardware, Brandy Keg Kennels, and Herkimer Elks Club.

Constantine L. Trela, Laura L. Leonard, Carolyn K. Gerwin, Sidley & Austin, One First National Plaza, Chicago, IL. 60603, Robin S.C.onrad, National Chamber Litigation Center, Inc., 1615 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20062 for Attorneys for Amicus Curiae United States Chamber of Commerce.

BEFORE: GREENBERG and SCIRICA, Circuit Judges, and DEBEVOISE, District Judge[1]

FootnotesEdit

  1. Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, sitting by designation.
 

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