Tyco Targets Ex-Landowner For PCB Cleanup Costs At Trial

Law360, San Francisco (January 22, 2013, 8:37 PM EST) -- Redwood Industrials owned land where transformer production left the soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl and should pay current owner Tyco Thermal Controls more than $1.5 million for cleanup costs, Tyco's attorneys told a California federal judge in a bench trial Tuesday.

A series of companies, including Hill Industries and Pacific Transformer, leased the property from Redwood Industries and made transformers on the site from the mid-1960s until the mid-1970s, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned the use of PCBs — making Redwood responsible for the...
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Case Title

Pentair Thermal Management LLC v. Redwood Industrials et al


Case Number

3:06-cv-07164

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Nathanael M. Cousins

Date Filed

November 17, 2006


Case Title

Pentair Thermal Management , LLC v. Rowe Industries, Inc.


Case Number

3:10-cv-01606

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Nathanael M. Cousins

Date Filed

April 14, 2010

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