Chevron Evades Sanctions In Suit Over Ohio Refinery

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in a suit against Chevron USA Inc. over property damage and illness linked with an Ohio refinery have lost a bid to sanction the oil giant for withholding documents relevant to the case.

In the “long saga” over Chevron's privilege log, the plaintiffs failed to exhaust the possibility of a friendly solution before going to the court, Judge Sandra Beckwith of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled Tuesday.

The plaintiffs first complained that Chevron's privilege log was inadequate and that...
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