Judge Drops Part of Exxon's Third-Party Claims

Law360, New York (October 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. and waste storage company Quanta Resources Corp. saw a key portion of their effort to recoup environmental cleanup money dismissed on Friday in connection with pollution that contaminated real estate in Queens, N.Y.

Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York adopted a magistrate judge's recommendations, made in June, in dismissing contribution claims under New York law.

“The ruling knocks out several million dollars that were claimed in the third-party complaint,” attorney Reed Neuman of...
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