Judge: Company May Not Recover More Costs In Tainted Groundwater Lawsuit
(July 15, 2016, 2:47 PM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge in California on July 13 ruled that a company that settled with a group of defendants for costs associated with cleaning up groundwater contamination from dense nonaqueous phase liquid tetrachloroethene (DNAPL PCE) is not entitled to relitigate its case to recover more costs from a separate defendant (AmeriPride Services Inc. v. Valley Industrial Service Inc., No. S-00-113, E.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist LEXIS 91119).
(Opinion available. Document #15-160719-014Z.)
In 2000, AmeriPride Services Inc. sued Valley Industrial Service Inc. (VIS),...