Shell Told To Indemnify Du Pont For Bayou Sorrell Suit

Law360, New York (November 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court on Thursday not only told Shell Oil Co. to pay Du Pont De Nemours & Co. all indemnification costs in an environmental case over a waste dump in Louisiana, but also forced the company to pay for the fees Du Pont incurred by prosecuting the claims.

The indemnity claims come from the Bayou Sorrell Superfund site in Louisiana. In the 1990s, Du Pont manufactured a chemical called Shop Ligland for Shell. Under an agreement between the two, Shell would reimburse Du Pont for...
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