Section 3. No owner or operator who has a responsibility pursuant to any law with respect to environmental cleanup actions, awarding third party damages or preventing the need for environmental cleanup actions shall avoid or delay such responsibility, or be excused from such responsibility, because of reliance on funds provided in this chapter or because of any failure or delay of reimbursement provided in this chapter. No failure or delay of reimbursement provided for in this chapter shall give any person any cause of action or any defense to any cause of action, except as provided in section eleven.

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws ch. 21J sec. 3

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Reimbursement: shall mean reimbursement to a claimant or payment to a third party on behalf of a claimant. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 21J sec. 1