Louisiana Panel: Property Owner Was Assigned Rights To Sue For Environmental Damage

(December 1, 2023, 3:54 PM EST) -- LAKES CHARLES, La. — A property owner that purchased land that was contaminated before the sale is not barred by the subsequent purchaser doctrine from seeking damages for alleged environmental contamination caused by historical gas and oil exploration activities because the owner was assigned the right to sue by the previous owners of the property, a Louisiana appellate panel found in denying two supervisory writs filed by successors to the oil and gas companies that purportedly damaged the property....

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