Gas Station Co. Escapes Sears Oil Contamination Suit

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge ruled Friday that gas station operator Holiday Alaska Inc. wasn’t liable for petroleum contamination that may have spread from a site owned by Holiday’s business partner, Williams Express Inc., to an adjacent Sears Roebuck & Co. facility.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess ruled that Sears’ Resource Conservation and Recovery Act claims against Holiday couldn’t survive because Holiday — which Williams contracted to manage remediation of the site — didn’t contribute to the contamination.

Sears sued Williams and Holiday last fall, alleging that...
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Case Title

Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Williams Express, Inc. et al


Case Number

3:10-cv-00221

Court

Alaska

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Timothy M. Burgess

Date Filed

September 30, 2010

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