Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Mich. Appeals Court Affirms Oil Company's Liability For Releases From Tanks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A 2-1 Michigan Court of Appeals panel on July 29 affirmed a trial court's ruling finding defendants liable for past and future response costs incurred by the state's Department of Natural Resources & Environment (DNRE) and civil penalties for releases from underground storage tanks owned by the company, but reversed the ruling awarding attorney fees to the agency on the ground that they were unsupported (Department of Natural Resources & Environment v. Strefling Oil Company, et al., No. 314336, Mich. App.; 2014 Mich. App. LEXIS 1397).

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