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Magistrate: California Resident’s Groundwater Lawsuit Preempted By Federal Law

Mealey's (August 9, 2016, 11:47 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A U.S. magistrate judge in California on Aug. 4 dismissed a groundwater contamination lawsuit against a gas and electric company on grounds that the claim was preempted by federal law (Ken Nitao v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, No. 16-2532, C.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102766).

(Opinion available. Document #15-160816-002Z.)

Allegations

Ken Nitao sued the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PGEC) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California pursuant to 42 U.S. Code Section 1983, contending that it...
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