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Landmark ruling on the interpretation of joint liability for pollution
Advokatfirman Lindahl
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Sweden
  • 28 October 2013

In a recent decision the Environmental Court of Appeal discussed the concept of operator liability and stated that in each individual case the person or entity which is the operator of the polluting activities must be considered. The decision established that, under certain circumstances, a parent company could be held liable for activities by its subsidiary which have caused contamination.

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