Judge Finds Petroleum Exclusion Bars Woman’s CERCLA Claims

Mealey's (July 21, 2016, 12:22 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A woman’s Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) lawsuit against Chevron Capital Corp. over petroleum contamination at a site in Oakland she purchased in 2010 that formerly housed a gas station was dismissed by a federal judge in California on July 19, who held that the statute’s petroleum exclusion barred the woman’s claim (Hong Jacqueline Nguyen Gardner v. Chevron Capital Corporation, No. 15-cv-1514-JD, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94110).

(Order available. Document #08-160812-030R.)

U.S. Judge James Donato of the Northern...
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