Calif. Refinery Fire Sparks Legal Onslaught Against Chevron

Law360, San Diego (August 10, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT) -- Thousands of claims are already piling up against Chevron Corp. after a fire blazed at the oil giant’s refinery in Richmond, Calif., signaling that the company could soon face massive litigation over personal injury, environmental and other allegations, attorneys say.

Chevron operations and fire department employees were responding to a reported leak at one of the refinery’s crude oil units Monday when it went up in flames, injuring five workers and sending hundreds of people to the hospital. While the company has set up a claims...
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