1st Circ. Revives Enviro Suit Against Shell Licensee

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 1:28 PM EST) -- The First Circuit has resurrected a suit accusing a Shell Oil Co. licensee of failing to clean up benzene and other hazardous substances at a Puerto Rico service station, finding that a lower court improperly abstained from the spat.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Wednesday vacated the earlier dismissal of the case, ruling that the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico had erred in applying an abstention doctrine to the citizen suit Chico Service Station Inc. lodged against...
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