Dow, PPG Off Hook For Calif. PCE Chemical Cleanup

Law360, New York (March 31, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT) -- The state judge overseeing a California city's long-running spat with Dow Chemical Co., PPG Industries Inc. and R.R. Street & Co. over dry-cleaning chemicals that allegedly contaminated city sites has concluded that the companies are not responsible for the contamination under a local statute.

Judge Ernest H. Goldsmith of the San Francisco County Superior Court on Friday handed down a tentative statement of decision that resolved the fourth and final phase of the parties' dispute, ruling that the city of Modesto, Calif., had not adequately shown...
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