Ore. Seeks To Take Pollution Case Out Of Court

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 1:40 PM EST) -- Oregon is joining Chevron USA Inc. and ConocoPhillips Co. in urging a federal court to force other companies potentially responsible for pollution on a 10-mile swath of the Willamette River to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process to determine how much they should pay for the cleanup.

Oregon asked Wednesday for permission to file its amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, saying the litigation would divert attention from the remedial investigation and feasibility study report that are currently under...
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