Chevron Class Can Seek New Judge In Suit Over Refinery Fire

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Thousands of California residents suing Chevron Corp. over hazardous chemicals allegedly released during an August refinery explosion can seek a different judge to preside over their putative class action, a state appeals court said Monday, overturning a lower court's rejection of their challenge as untimely.

The appeals court said an email from Chevron's counsel notifying the plaintiffs' attorneys that the case had been transferred from Judge Barry P. Goode to Judge Judith Craddick did not start the clock on the state's 15-day period for filing a...
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