CNA Can't Shake Asarco Suit Over $33M Calif. Cleanup

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday refused to grant CNA Holdings Inc.'s bid to dismiss a lawsuit that Asarco LLC brought seeking contributions toward a $33 million settlement over a California Superfund site that the mining company reached during its bankruptcy proceeding.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup disagreed with CNA that the lawsuit could not proceed without certain alleged current or past owners of the Selby Smelter Site in Contra Costa County, Calif., being joined as defendants. CNA had been sued as Celanese Chemical Co., along with...
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Case Information

Case Title

Asarco LLC v. Nustar Energy LP et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


William Alsup

Date Filed

March 23, 2011

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