Viacom Unit, TCI Get Kan. Law Applied To Zinc Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Wednesday granted a Viacom Inc. subsidiary and TCI Pacific Communications Inc.'s request to have Kansas state law determine whether Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. can hold them liable for environmental cleanup costs at two defunct zinc smelting facilities.

Cyprus alleges that TCI and CBS Operations Inc. are corporate successors to New Jersey Zinc Co., a company that controlled Tulsa Fuel & Manufacturing Co., which operated the two Oklahoma zinc mines in question in the early 1900s, and as such are liable for...
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