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Waste Oil Refiner Wants $50M From Supplier Over PCBs

Law360 (October 19, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT) -- Waste oil refiner Oil Re-Refining Co. has accused a supplier of sending it used oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls in violation of contract guarantees, demanding $50 million in cleanup costs and damages.

Oregon-based Orrco filed suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, seeking to recover $5 million for the costs of cleanup and lost business, as well as $45 million in punitive damages and attorneys' fees and costs.

According to the suit, supplier Seals & Packings Inc. violated federal and state laws as well as contract guarantees when it paid Orrco $205 to recycle more than...

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Washington Western

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Contract: Other


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June 21, 2010


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