5th Circ. Revives Suit Over El Dorado Factory Fire

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 9:22 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday revived a putative class action accusing El Dorado Chemical Co. of negligence in a 2009 factory fire after the Texas Supreme Court reversed a state court ruling that a district court relied on in dismissing the suit.

A three-judge panel ordered that the suit be reconsidered by a magistrate judge who cited a ruling by the Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas in the 2009 case Sharyland Water Supply Co. v. City of Alton et al. in her...
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