Exxon, Others Scuttle Pollution Claim In La. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 5:28 PM EST) -- A Louisiana appeals court ruled Wednesday that a trial court properly dismissed a landowner’s suit seeking damages from Superior Oil Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron USA Inc. and other companies for soil and groundwater contamination stemming from their mineral leases on multiple tracts of land.

A three-judge panel of Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant the companies an exception of improper cumulation because of a lack of community interest between the joined parties. The panel held that the claims...
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