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Occidental Fights Landowners' Cert. Bid In Sinkhole Suit

Law360, New York (August 16, 2017, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Occidental Chemical Corp. asked a Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday to block a bid for class certification by landowners suing over a massive sinkhole that opened near the underground operations of Texas Brine Co., saying proposed class members are not bound by a common issue.

In a pre-hearing memo that opposes the proposed class’ bid for certification, Occidental — which owns the land where Texas Brine was operating — argued the putative class members don’t qualify for certification because the individual properties that make up the proposed class have nearly nothing in common with each other except for their existence close...

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Louisiana Eastern

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Date Filed

August 10, 2012

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