7th Circ. Tosses Appeal Over Kerr-McGee Cleanup

Law360, New York (June 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal by Lefton Iron & Metal Co. disputing how much it must pay oil company Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. for the costs of cleaning up an industrial site, ruling that a lower court must first decide which party gets the benefits of proceeds covered by Kerr-McGee's insurers.

In a decision handed down Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed Lefton's appeal for want of jurisdiction, concluding that any adversely affected party may file an appeal only...
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