Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Louisiana Appeals Panel Amends Remediation Judgment In Extraction Pollution Suit

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Louisiana Appeals Panel Amends Remediation Judgment In Extraction Pollution Suit

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A unanimous Third Circuit Louisiana Court of Appeal panel amended a judgment for property owners seeking remediation damages from oil and natural gas companies on April 2; $30 million awarded to the plaintiffs will be deposited with the court for administration of the remediation to state standards, and an $18 million judgment for breach of applicable mineral leases is affirmed (Hazel Richard Savoie, et al. v. Alice T. Richard, et al., No. 13-1370 [consolidated], La. App., 3rd Cir.; 2014 La. App. LEXIS 868).

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