Robert Infelise

Robert Infelise Believes High Court Ruling Ignored Intent of Superfund Law

San Francisco Daily Journal, May 5, 2009 by Lawrence Hurley (requires registration; go to G:\Law School in the News\News Clips for article)

For Robert D. Infelise, who teaches environmental law at UC Berkeley School of Law, the decision marks “a dramatic change in the law.” For the first time, the court has held that a company has to show intent to pollute in order to be found liable as an arranger, he said. That is contrary to the intent of the Superfund statute, which was designed as a “very large dragnet,” Infelise added.