Judge Overturns Verdict For BP In Pollution Case

Law360, New York (September 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an upset for BP Corp. North America Inc., a state judge has determined that the oil giant should be liable for cleanup and damages costs incurred by a city in Kansas over groundwater pollution from an oil refinery, after the judge admitted misleading the jury with improper instructions.

Judge Daniel D. Creitz of the Allen County District Court issued an 86-page ruling in the city of Neodesha’s class action on Monday, upending a jury verdict reached in January that came down in favor of BP...
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