Chevron Cuts Down Much Of Gas Station Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- Chevron USA Inc. won the dismissal of several claims Monday in a California real estate owner's suit seeking compensation from the company 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 J. Hamilton tossed plaintiff Gregory Village Partners LP's equitable indemnity and trespass claims against Chevron without leave to amend, though she sustained a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act claim. Chevron had targeted the three claims in a dismissal motion. The oil...
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