Engineer, Contractor Off Hook For Celanese Cleanup

Law360, New York (April 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Finding that an engineering firm and construction company did not know they had damaged a Celanese Corp. methanol line during a water pipeline installation project three decades ago, a federal court has determined that the pair are not liable for cleanup costs under state and federal environmental laws.

Magistrate Judge Stephen W. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas signed a final judgment against Celanese and in favor of engineering firm Kellogg Brown & Root LLC and Martin K. Eby Construction...
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