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Chevron Fined $8 billion For Oil Contamination In Ecuador
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle. The plaintiffs' attorney says the company was fined $8 billion. Chevron confirmed the... Read More

Toxic Nevada Mine Lawsuit Seeks $5 Million From BP, ARCO
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RENO, Nev. - (AP) Neighbors of a toxic mine in northern Nevada have filed a class-action lawsuit against BP America and Atlantic Richfield Co. accusing them of intentionally and negligently concealing the extent of the contamination leaking off the abandoned... Read More

W.Va. High Court Reduces Punitive Award In Contamination Suit By $98 Million
Posted on 29 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — (Mealey’s) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on March 26 slashed a $196 million punitive damages award against DuPont and held that a jury must decide whether the class action suit, alleging contamination from... Read More

Court Dismisses Ohio Uranium Plant Contamination Lawsuit
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (AP) Residents living near a Cold War-era nuclear weapons facility in southern Ohio settled a two-decade-old federal lawsuit over alleged hazardous chemical contamination in their neighborhoods, a lawyer for the plant's operators... Read More

Judge Orders EPA Not to Destroy Records UP Wants
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) A federal judge ordered the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to stop destroying records Union Pacific requested about lead contamination in Omaha, and an expert was appointed to make sure the agency complies. The judge's... Read More