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March 15, 2018

MURPHY ADMINISTRATION SETTLES MTBE POLLUTION CASES FOR $200 MILLION

Source: http://www.njspotlight.com, March 13, 2018 By: Tom Johnson Natural-resources damage suit involves three oil companies who contaminated groundwater with potentially carcinogenic gasoline additive The Murphy administration yesterday said it has settled cases with three oil companies who have agreed to pay nearly $200 million for polluting water with a potential human carcinogen. Attorney General Gurbir […]

August 30, 2017

Lead-Based Paint Is a “Pollutant” within CGL Pollution Exclusion

Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, August 2017 By: Kent Holland Where lead-based paint was ingested by a tenant’s child, the tenant sued her landlord for injuries allegedly sustained by the child. The landlord tendered the claim to its commercial general liability (CGL) insurer who, instead of defending the case, filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination that […]

December 14, 2016

Sinclair pays EPA $655,000 for asbestos cleanup at former refinery site

Source: http://billingsgazette.com, December 13, 2016 By: Christine Peterson Sinclair Casper Refining Company recently paid the Environmental Protection Agency $655,000 to settle a decades-old cleanup in Thermopolis. The company agreed in September to pay for costs associated with reclaiming the site of the company’s Thermopolis oil refinery, which operated from 1920 to 1969, according to a […]

June 30, 2011

Jury orders Exxon to pay $495 million for leak

Source: http://www.businessinsurance.com, June 30. 2011 A jury in Maryland ordered oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay more than $495 million in damages for a leak from a gas station in 2006, the Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. The Sun, citing documents released by Baltimore County Circuit Court, said the jury had given the awards to […]

June 23, 2011

Leukemia victim sues Shell over benzene exposure

Source: http://www.thetelegraph.com, June 20, 2011 By: Sanford J. Schmidt Scott Monroe was a 19-year-old naval scholarship student of nuclear engineering when he came down with a potentially lethal blood cancer that he and his lawyers claim is the result of a benzene leak from the refinery near his home. Now, the disease, the refinery and […]

June 16, 2011

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Secures $423 Million MTBE Settlement Against Oil Giants

Source: http://www.weitzlux.com, May 8, 2008 Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has secured a landmark MTBE settlement against some of the country’s biggest oil companies, which have agreed to pay $423 million in a suit involving the contamination of 153 public water systems nationally. Of the settlement, Robert Gordon of Weitz & Luxenberg said, “This is an excellent settlement on behalf […]

December 22, 2010

Companies to Pay $28 Million for Polluting Bayou

Source: http://envfpn.advisen.com Two companies have recently agreed to pay approximately $28 million to clean up a polluted bayou as well as settle environmental claims. The settlement includes cleanup of a portion of a bayou, past damage to an estuary, and restoration to a wildlife refuge. The final details of the agreement are being finalized but […]

December 10, 2010

Columbus oil refinery sued by Ohio EPA: State says company violating air pollution limits

Publication Date 06/16/2010 Source: Columbus Dispatch (OH) Less than a year after Heartland Refinery Group was praised by city and state officials as a cutting edge “green” business, the company has been sued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for violating air pollution limits. In the process, the state says Heartland created “a substantial odor […]

December 10, 2010

Pipeline Spill to Cost Est. $60M

Chicago pipeline spill to cost up to $60 million to clean up.

September 1, 2010

Tourism hardest hit in the Gulf in BP oil spill aftermath

Acknowledgement to Ironshore Environmental August 17th, 2010 12:22 pm By Dominique Doms, International Trade Examiner The tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico is normally at its peak around this time of the year, but tourists are few and far between this time around. A stroll around the beaches of the Florida panhandle and the […]

August 17, 2010

Florida Developer Sues Halliburton Over Oil Spill

Florida real estate developer St. Joe Co. is suing Halliburton Co. over its role in the rig explosion that led to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. St. Joe states that Halliburton, which was responsible for encasing BP PLC’s subsea well in cement, ignored safety procedures and didn’t properly manage the cementing […]

August 11, 2010

Pipeline Explosion

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM An XL-insured petrochemical pipeline, carrying highly flammable liquefied gases, occupied the same right of way pipeline corridor as another major chemical firm (Company B). Company B’s pipeline ruptured and the ensuing explosion damaged the insured’s pipeline, creating soil contamination and airborne exposures. Resulting third-party bodily injury and property damage […]

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