Trifinery Fraud Claims Tossed In Chevron Oil Spill Suit

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted Chevron USA Inc.'s bid to toss fraud and breach of contract counterclaims brought by Trifinery Inc. in a suit accusing it of failing to clean up 1 million gallons of crude oil the energy giant allegedly spilled at an Alabama refinery.

Judge Callie V.S. Granade of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on Tuesday agreed with Magistrate Judge Bert W. Milling Jr. that Trifinery, named by Chevron as a third-party defendant in the case, could not prove...
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