Judge Refuses To Strike Defendant’s Answer In Tainted Groundwater Case

(December 18, 2015, 2:16 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The federal judge in California presiding over the lawsuit brought by commercial fishermen and buyers in the San Francisco Bay who contend that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PGEC) has contaminated soil, groundwater and the bay through its operation of manufactured gas plants (MGPs) on Dec. 10 denied a motion to strike PGEC’s amended answer on the ground that “there is no showing that the relief sought in this motion would streamline the resolution of this case” (San Francisco Herring Association, et al. v. Pacific Gas & Electric Company, No. 14-04393, N.D. Calif.)....

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