STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Ill. Court Denies Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Groundwater Contamination Suit

CHICAGO –– An Illinois federal court has denied a plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in a soil and groundwater contamination suit, saying that the plaintiff has failed to prove that the benzene and vinyl chloride levels triggered any obligations under Indiana law.

In a Jan. 29 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois further opined that the plaintiff had not shown that no genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether a Stock Purchase Agreement (SPA) entitled the defendant to indemnification for its environmental cleanup costs.

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. Inc. filed the ...

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