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Supreme Court hears arguments on ownership of tax refunds and preemption of hazardous cleanup

Dec 05, 2019 - Legal Monitor Worldwide
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(JURIST) - The US Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in cases concerning how courts should determine the ownership of tax refunds paid to affiliated corporate groups and whether federal law preempts state law claims for the cleanup of hazardous waste beyond what the US Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) has ordered.

The first case, Rodriguez v. FDIC, involves a dispute between the parties representing competing interests of two failed companies in the collection of a $4 millio...