Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Magistrate: Plaintiffs Must Show More Than Mere Contamination For Claim To Succeed

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Magistrate: Plaintiffs Must Show More Than Mere Contamination For Claim To Succeed

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal magistrate judge in California on July 9 granted a motion to dismiss claims for violations of federal laws regarding environmental contamination against Fluor Corp. because the plaintiffs need to show more than the mere presence of toxins in soil at the company's property; however, the magistrate allowed a company that shares land with Fluor to intervene in the lawsuit (Northern California River Watch v. Fluor Corporation, No. 10-05105, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93420).

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