On Eve Of Trial, Judge Tosses Chevron Claims

Law360, New York (October 26, 2009, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Less than 10 days before a trial was set to begin, a federal judge has thrown out some claims in a case brought by Ohio residents who say Chevron USA Inc. should be held liable for land contamination and health problems caused by a refinery.

In a one-page order Friday, Judge Sandra S. Beckwith of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio said there were no genuine issues of material fact to be tried on the claims of about 15 plaintiffs in the...
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