Pepsi Toxic Waste Claims Found Not Time-Barred

Law360, New York (October 23, 2009, 3:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied Pepsi Americas Inc.'s efforts to dismiss toxic tort claims brought by individuals allegedly injured by hazardous waste from a plant the company now owns, saying the claims of certain plaintiffs are not time-barred.

Judge Susan Illston, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denied almost all of Pepsi's motion to dismiss, stating that extensive media coverage of previous torts and injuries associated with toxic waste from the "Remco" facility beginning in 1979 was not sufficient reason to...
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