Judge: Request For Investigation Did Not Trigger Duty To Indemnify

Judge: Request For Investigation Did Not Trigger Duty To Indemnify

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on June 25 awarded summary judgment to Sunoco Inc. in a suit brought by a plaintiff company seeking indemnification and recovery of remediation costs for a gasoline spill in 2010, finding that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) request to have the current owner of the site investigate the spill did not trigger Sunoco's contractual duty to indemnify (82-11 Queens Boulevard Realty Corp. v. Sunoco Inc., No. 11-CV-05144, E.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88855).

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