Judge Won't Reconsider RCRA Claim In Halliburton Suit

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Thursday declined to reconsider an April decision that trimmed a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act claim against Halliburton Co. from a putative class action alleging the company exposed a town's residents to nuclear waste and other harmful substances.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange determined that the decision finding that the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality should maintain primary jurisdiction over the issues in the claim was not "manifest injustice," as the plaintiffs had claimed.

In April, the judge had granted Halliburton's...
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