Current Owner Of Site Owes No Duty To Past Owner, Judge Rules

Mealey's (November 16, 2015, 10:08 AM EST) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — A federal judge in California on Nov. 13 ruled that a defendant company in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act lawsuit could not pursue negligence claims against a third party after finding that it failed to sufficiently allege damages and that the third-party defendant owed it a duty of care (Verse Two Properties LLC v. MedPlast Fremont Inc., et al., No. 14-cv-03765-EJD, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154071).

(Order available. Document #08-151211-014R.)

U.S. Judge Edward J. Davila of the...
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