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Case Review: United States v. Hayes International Corporation (1986)

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Case Review: United States v. Hayes International Corporation (1986)

Read the information about this case in Chapter 1 of Environmental Law. Conduct research for additional information pertaining to the case.

**See attached PDF for all the supportive material**

Write a paper that addresses the following:

 An overview of the facts of the case and parties involved
 An explanation of the implications this case has for business practices


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I have provided a written outline of the case and also some thoughts on what it means for businesses.

Hayes International Corp. refurbished airplanes. In 1986 the company went before the Eleventh Circuit Appellate Court along with the United States government for a decision on the disposal of hazardous waste by one of their employees, L.H. Beasley, who was also party to the suit by the government.

L.H. Beasley hired by oral agreement, Jack Hurt of Performance Advantage Inc. to dispose of wastes generated by Hayes International. These included spent jet fuel and solvents used to clean paint guns and other areas, creating a paint-solvent mix.

Performance Advantage paid $.20 per gallon for the fuel and removed the paint waste for no charge. Performance was a recycler. It used the jet fuel to make a marketable fuel. Performance Advantage removed waste from Hayes on eight occasions between January 1981 and March 1982.

In August of 1982, government officials found drums of waste from the Hayes International Corp. illegally disposed by Performance Advantage. The six hundred (approximate) drums were left in seven illegal disposal sites in Georgia and ...