Last Two Plaintiffs Booted In Chevron Cancer Suit

Law360, New York (November 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a boost to Chevron Corp., a federal judge has knocked down the claims of the two remaining plaintiffs in a long-running case alleging that the company’s oil-drilling operations in the Amazon rainforest caused cancer, ruling that California’s statute of limitations bars the claims.

In an order handed down Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge William Alsup granted Chevron’s motion to dismiss the claims of the only remaining plaintiffs, Luz Armas Cadena and Maria Cano Zambrano, on the ground...
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