Getty Accuses Landlords Of Slacking On Cleanup Efforts

Law360, New York (January 05, 2012, 3:34 PM ET) -- Battling an effort by landlords to collect back rent, bankrupt gas station manager Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. fought back Tuesday, claiming the property owners violated environmental protection clauses in a lease and aren't entitled to the money.

In Getty's response to the landlords' motion seeking payment, the company says it has no obligation to pay, citing a bankruptcy rule that says a debtor doesn't have to pay post-petition rent when “the landlord has engaged in some act which warrants reduction, denial or deferral of payment.”...
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