Petroleum Cos. Sued Over Puerto Rican Facility Blast

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 4:41 PM EST) -- More than 100 Puerto Rican residents who were affected by an October explosion at a local fuel storage facility have hit several petroleum giants — including Caribbean Petroleum Corp. and Gulf Petroleum Corp. — with a putative class action seeking compensation for their damages.

In a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, the 140 individual plaintiffs claim that the companies responsible for the operations at the Gulf Oil Facility in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, demonstrated negligence in the Oct....
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