Plaintiffs: Chemical Spill Cases Should Be Remanded To West Virginia State Court

(September 25, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against a water company related to a spill of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into West Virginia's Elk River on Sept. 9 filed a brief in West Virginia federal court arguing that the court should remand the case — which includes issues pertaining to the bankruptcy of the water company — to state court and reject the water company’s “illusory contribution claim arguments for bankruptcy jurisdiction” (Desimone Hospitality Services LLC v. West Virginia-American Water Company, No.14-14845, S.D. W.Va.).

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