Judge: Earlier Settlement Released Claims Against Defendants In Cleanup Suit

Judge: Earlier Settlement Released Claims Against Defendants In Cleanup Suit

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The terms of a settlement agreement in an earlier state court lawsuit for breach of contract and unjust enrichment prevented a realty company from bringing an action seeking remediation for contamination allegedly caused by the defendants' installation of underground storage tanks (USTs), a federal judge in New York ruled Dec. 18 in granting the defendants' renewed motion for summary judgment (Vornado Realty Trust, et al. v. Marubeni Sustainable Energy Inc., a/k/a DG Energy Solutions LLC, et al., No. 08-CV-4823, E.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177923).

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