Esso's CERCLA Counterclaims Survive Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Five residents of Puerto Rico whose property allegedly was contaminated by oil leaks at one of Esso Standard Oil Co.'s service stations have lost their bid to toss amended environmental counterclaims brought by the company.

Judge Jose Antonio Fuste of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico on Monday denied a bid by plaintiff Jorge Francisco-Sanchez and third-party defendants Jorge Luis Sanchez, Alicia Solano-Diaz, and brothers Hector Benito Sanchez Gomez and Angel M. Sanchez Gomez to dismiss Esso's re-pled counterclaims under the Comprehensive...
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