UGI Seeks Dismissal From Maine Enviro Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (November 6, 2009, 3:21 PM EST) -- UGI Utilities Inc. is hoping to be the latest defendant dismissed from a lawsuit filed by Frontier Communications Co., which paid $7.6 million to clean up tar contamination in a Maine river and sued nearly a dozen companies it said were also liable.

UGI filed its motion for summary judgment Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, saying it cannot be responsible because its predecessor companies never actually owned the gas plant that was the source of the pollution.

At best, UGI...
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