Exxon Left Toxic Waste On Cattle Grazers' Land: Suit

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Sweet Lake Land and Oil Co. has accused Exxon Mobil Corp. and three other oil companies that leased its Lake Charles, La., property of violating their leases by improperly disposing toxic substances that tainted the soil and groundwater.

In the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on Monday, Sweet Lake sued Exxon, Vernon E. Faulconer Inc., Noble Energy Inc. and Texas Eastern Skyline Oil Co. for money to clean the property as well as punitive damages.

Alternatively, Sweet Lake asks for an...
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