Toxic Tort Settlers Sue Conoco Managers Over Firings

Law360, New York (October 23, 2007, 12:00 AM ET) -- A group of former employees at ConocoPhillips Inc.'s Lake Charles, Louisiana refinery has filed a purported class action accusing the company's managers of giving the boot to scores of workers who received settlement funds for participating in separate lawsuits over chemical releases at the oil giant.

The proposed class action, filed Monday in the Fourteenth Judicial District Court for the Parish of Calcasieu, Louisiana, accuses plant manager John Gott and human resources manager Lake Ellis of firing three ConocoPhillips employees after the workers admitted they had...
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