Valero Sued Over Slurry Discharge At NJ Refinery

Law360, New York (January 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Valero Energy Corp. is facing a proposed class action from neighbors of its Paulsboro, N.J., refining plant who claim the company should pay for damage to their homes and other personal property that was allegedly caused by a hazardous slurry release from the refinery.

Lead plaintiff Carol Herrera, a Paulsboro resident, filed an amended putative class action against Valero on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, accusing the oil company of violating the New Jersey Spill Act, negligence, trespass and...
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