Sunoco Renews Bid To Extinguish Oil Plume Claim

Law360, New York (February 23, 2010, 5:44 PM EST) -- Sunoco Inc. has revived its bid to trim a suit brought by the U.S. government over liability for the spread of an oil plume in Philadelphia, arguing that a 2003 agreement precludes state and federal agencies from asserting a Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act claim against the company.

Sunoco and co-defendant Atlantic Richfield Co. filed a renewed motion for summary judgment on the UCATA claim on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, pursuant to a Feb. 4 order from Judge...
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