Subcontractor Can't Escape Suit Over AT&T Fuel Spill

Law360, New York (November 17, 2011, 8:24 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday nixed a construction company's third-party negligence claims but upheld contract allegations against its electrical subcontractor in AT&T Mobility LLC's $5 million suit over the spill of 16,000 gallons of diesel fuel at a data center in Washington state.

Third-party defendant Evergreen Power Systems Inc. — which construction company Holaday-Parks-Fabricators countersued after AT&T lodged a complaint seeking to hold Holaday liable for the fuel spill damage — contended that it should be cut from the suit because Holaday could not prove Evergreen...
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