Marathon Hits Storage Co. With $5.6M Contract Suit

Law360, New York (September 28, 2009, 12:25 PM EDT) -- Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC is demanding more than $5.6 million in damages from Midwest Marine Inc., a storage facility it says breached a contract by refusing to pay for the cleanup of almost 13,000 tons of spilled liquid asphalt.

Ohio-based Marathon, which produces and markets liquid asphalt, sued Midwest on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging the company has refused to repay Marathon for the 12,758 tons of asphalt that spilled into concrete containment dikes in May, despite receiving...
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