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Landowners Can't Sue Chevron Over Waste: 5th Circ.

Law360 (December 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The owners of a defunct sugarcane farm in Louisiana cannot sue Chevron USA Inc. for allegedly contaminating the site because they lack a legally acceptable explanation for having missed the deadline to file their case, a federal appeals court has said.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court's grant of summary judgment to Chevron on Wednesday. The appeals court said that Kling Realty Co. and Walet Planting Co. knew about the contamination in the 1970s and...
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