Gold Fields Sues US For Lead Claim Indemnification

Law360, New York (November 15, 2010, 5:44 PM EST) -- Gold Fields Mining LLC, which faces a putative class action along with a number of lead mining companies over alleged environmental contamination, has filed cross-claims arguing that the U.S. contributed to the problem and should absolve the company of all potential damages.

Gold Fields filed its third-party complaint seeking indemnification from the government in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma on Friday.

“Gold Fields denies that it is in any manner responsible for injuries or damages to plaintiffs,” Gold Fields said. “If,...
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