Class Cert. Order Vacated In Chevron Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A Colorado appeals court has vacated an order certifying two classes of plaintiffs and faulted the trial court for declining to delve into conflicting expert testimony, in a land damages suit over asbestos released during the removal of an underground pipeline previously owned by Unocal Corp. — now part of Chevron Corp.

On Thursday, the Colorado Court of Appeals handed down a ruling vacating the class certification order. However, the appeals court rejected Unocal's request for a reversal of the order, instead remanding the matter so...
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