CBS, Vertellus Can Fight Exxon Cleanup Settlement

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 4:22 PM EST) -- CBS Corp. and chemical producer Vertellus Specialties Inc. have been given the green light to challenge Exxon Mobil Corp.'s $3 million deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a $24 million suit over a West Virginia hazardous waste site, which the companies say unfairly shifts the burden of cleanup costs away from the energy giant.

In a memorandum opinion and order issued Friday, Judge Irene Keeley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia granted motions by CBS and Vertellus to...
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