A late 1994 U.S. District Court case in California has raised a serious question about the liability of executors, administrators and other fiduciaries for the costs of toxic waste clean-up while the fiduciary had responsibility for the property in question. The potential liability of secured lenders for toxic waste clean-up has been a matter of concern for several years, but the liability of fiduciaries has only recently been raised and litigated.
"Liability for Toxic Waste Clean-Up,"
Agricultural Law Digest: Vol. 6
, Article 1.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/aglawdigest/vol6/iss9/1