6th Circ. Revives Marathon Refinery Pollution Suit

By Michael Phillis (October 26, 2017, 8:55 PM EDT) -- In a win for a group of Detroit residents who live near a Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery, the Sixth Circuit on Thursday resurrected their suit against the company over its toxic emissions, saying that a district court made a mistake when it said the residents' claims were outside the three-year statute of limitations.

A three-judge panel's unpublished panel opinion said the lower court made a mistake when it found the three-year statute of limitations attached to the plaintiffs' nuisance and negligence claims couldn't proceed because the plaintiffs couldn't show the injuries "first occurred less than three years ago."

The opinion revived...

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