When a private party enters into a CERCLA section 113(f)(B) administrative settlement, it may subsequently pursue the costs incurred under that administrative settlement against other PRPs. However, whether the settling party may bring a section 107 cost recovery claim or a section 113 contribution claim depends on the language of the settlement. A court’s interpretation of whether a party has a cost recovery claim or a contribution claim may be the difference between a proper claim and a time-barred claim. Read more in my Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly column here.