Shell, Others Seek Revival Of $92M WWII Cleanup Suit

Law360, Washington (January 8, 2014, 6:22 PM EST) -- Shell Oil Co. and several other oil companies urged a Federal Circuit panel Wednesday to force the federal government to indemnify them for $92 million in cleanup costs stemming from aviation fuel-contaminated Superfund sites from World War II, claiming their government contract from the time provided for the reimbursement.

Shell, Atlantic Richfield Co., Texaco Inc. and Union Oil Co. told the appeals court that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims erred when it eliminated part of a tax-related clause in their World War II-era aviation gas...
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Case Information

Case Title

Shell Oil Company v. US

Case Number



Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

134 Contract - Other

Date Filed

February 5, 2013

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