Judge Says Groundwater Contamination Lawsuit Preempted By Federal Law
(August 13, 2016, 7:04 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A magistrate judge in California on Aug. 2 dismissed a groundwater contamination lawsuit against a gas and electric utility company on grounds that the claim was preempted by federal law pertaining to safe drinking water (Herbert Nethery v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, No. 16-653, C.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101316).
(Opinion available. Document #15-160816-003Z.)
Herbert Nethery sued Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PGEC) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleging that it contaminated his groundwater...