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Alaska High Court Says Tainted Groundwater Case Not Barred By Statute

(August 30, 2016, 1:31 PM EDT) -- JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Supreme Court on Aug. 26 ruled that a refinery owner’s claim for indemnification against the refinery’s previous owner, which was related to a lawsuit alleging groundwater contamination brought by a local resident, was not barred by the statute of limitations (Flint Hills Resources Alaska LLC v. Williams Alaska Petroleum Inc., et al., No. S-15654, Alaska Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #15-160906-020Z.)

Allegations

In 2004, Flint Hills Resources Alaska bought the North Pole refinery from Williams Alaska Petroleum Inc. and the Williams Companies...
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