Refinery Neighbors Earn Class Cert. In Shell Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (September 03, 2013, 6:57 PM ET) -- An Illinois federal court granted class certification on Tuesday to a group of residents who alleged that Shell Oil and other owners and operators of Wood River Refinery let hazardous benzene contaminate their nearby properties and water supply.

Judge G. Patrick Murphy ruled that the residents have standing because chemical releases “unequivocally” happened and the residents have explained how those may have injured their health and lowered property values. He also ruled that the class, consisting of the residents of 387 parcels of land in the...
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Case Title

Parko et al. v. Shell Oil Company et al.


Case Number

3:12-cv-00336

Court

Illinois Southern

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land

Judge

J. Phil Gilbert

Date Filed

April 27, 2012

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