NM Court Sides With Shell In Polluted Neighborhood's Appeal

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A New Mexico state appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by more than 200 residents to revive a suit claiming they suffered illness and property damage from toxic petrochemical pollution left over from Shell Oil Co. operations in the area of their residential development.

The New Mexico Court of Appeals rejected arguments brought by residents of Hobbs that a Lea County District Court grant of summary judgment should be overturned because the lower court unfairly excluded the testimony of expert witness Dr. James Dahlgren, an...
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