Chevron Settles With La. Residents Over Gas Leak

Law360, New York (July 21, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT) -- Chevron USA Inc. has agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over a 2007 gas leak at a Louisiana fuel and lubricant manufacturing plant that closed a highway and trapped hundreds of nearby residents in their homes.

Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed the suit Tuesday after being informed that the plaintiffs had “firmly agreed upon a compromise of their own claims” against Chevron USA.

The order contained no additional details regarding the terms of the...
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