Wells Fargo Cleanup Spat Moves To State Court

Law360, New York (January 26, 2010, 5:29 PM EST) -- Harwood Investment Co. has dropped a federal environmental suit over cleanup costs stemming from hazardous chemical spills and a fire at a California sawmill that occurred after defendant Wells Fargo Bank NA took control of the property in order to sell off equipment.

Magistrate Judge Edward Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California signed off on an order on Friday dismissing the case without prejudice.

In December, Harwood and fellow plaintiff Willits Financial Inc. asked the court to dismiss the matter...
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