Exxon, Others Can’t Ditch NJ Gas Station Cleanup Suit

//Exxon, Others Can’t Ditch NJ Gas Station Cleanup Suit

Exxon, Others Can’t Ditch NJ Gas Station Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (November 2, 2017, 3:10 PM EDT) — Exxon Mobil Corp. and other companies will have to face claims by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that the corporations are on the hook to pay for cleanup at five gas stations that allegedly contaminated groundwater, a New Jersey federal judge ruled Wednesday, rejecting the more narrow standard Exxon had proposed for the case.

U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson ruled that Exxon was wrong to argue that the DEP was only entitled to seek damages for cleanup efforts where contamination allegedly caused “an…

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