Citgo Ordered To Pay La. Workers Over Oil Spill

Law360, New York (July 29, 2009, 7:08 PM EDT) -- A judge has awarded more than $500,000 in damages to 14 workers at an oil refinery in western Louisiana, finding Citgo Petroleum Corp. liable for injuries suffered during a 2006 oil spill.

The ruling by Judge Mike Canaday in the 14th Judicial District Court of Louisiana on Tuesday marked the first personal injury suit stemming from the spill that has been settled.

The court also ruled that, because the allegedly unlawful conduct arose out of decisions made in Citgo offices in Texas and Oklahoma, the case...
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