Property Owner Gets 2nd Shot At Chevron Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday allowed a California real estate owner to amend a lawsuit seeking compensation from Chevron USA Inc. for the cleanup of petroleum- and chlorine-based pollution that allegedly leaked into groundwater and soil from a service station.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled that Gregory Village Partners LP’s complaint was rife with factual holes about the alleged contamination and Chevron’s liability, and dismissed numerous claims with leave to amend them.

Gregory Village, which owns a shopping center in Pleasant Hill, Calif., filed suit...
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