Chrysler, Behr Can't Dodge Contamination Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday upheld a magistrate judge's refusal to stay a proposed class action blaming Chrysler LLC and Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC for environmental contamination while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigates the site.

Chrysler's bankruptcy had automatically stayed the suit anyway, despite the magistrate judge's April 2009 decision to continue the litigation. But the plaintiffs successfully fought to reopen the suit Sept. 7, as a bankruptcy court had confirmed Chrysler's liquidation plan. Chrysler remains as a nominal defendant to allow the...
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Case Information

Case Title

First Property Group LTD, et al v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC, et al

Case Number



Ohio Southern

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land


Walter H Rice

Date Filed

September 17, 2008

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