enforcement Archive

Ohio Appeals Court Upholds Personal Liability for $4.7 Million Penalty

C&D Disposal Technologies, LLC (“C&D Disposal”) operated a construction and demolition debris landfill in southeastern Ohio. The landfill had a difficult operating history, allegedly accepting illegal solid waste and used tires, being filled beyond its permitted capacity, and a host of other alleged violations. After a trial on the merits, the trial court found C&D […]

Developer Slapped with $500,000 Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations

*Post co-written by Molly Werhan, Kegler Brown 2015 summer associate who is pursuing her J.D. at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio Another reminder of the importance of complying with stormwater permitting requirements at construction sites- the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently settled with Puerto Rican developers for a hefty […]

Court Upholds Personal Liability for Corporate Environmental Violations + $6.1 million Penalty

An Ohio appellate court has upheld the trial court’s finding of personal liability for the environmental violations of a number of closely held corporate entities and reiterated the standards in Ohio for “piercing the veil” for environmental liabilities. In State of Ohio v. Pure Tech Systems, Inc., the Eighth District Court of Appeals upheld the […]