Sherwin-Williams Can't Dodge Chemical Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the Sherwin-Williams Co.’s effort to sink a suit claiming it sold a cleaning chemical manufacturer a contaminated property and then reneged on an agreement to clean up polluted groundwater there.

Plaintiff Carroll Co. alleged it purchased the inventory and property of a chemical blending and packaging business in a polluted area of Havre de Grace, Md., for $2.1 million in December 2005, and Sherwin-Williams promised to indemnify Carroll for any environmental damage and remediate the site, but then tried to push...
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