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Underground oil spills

Moore v. Texaco, Inc.

The court affirms a district court grant of summary judgment to an oil company that a property owner had sued for damage caused to his land by oil spills that the company allegedly caused. The company owned the land at issue, which it...

Petrovic v. Amoco Oil Co.

The court upholds a district court approval of a class action settlement between an oil company and landowners whose properties were contaminated as a result of underground oil seepage originating from the company's petroleum refinery....

National Tel. Coop. Ass'n v. Exxon Corp.

The court holds that a commercial property owner may bring a negligent remediation claim against the owner of a gasoline station for damages allegedly caused by gasoline that leaked from the station's underground storage tanks (USTs)....

Adams v. Star Enter.

The court holds that under Virginia law owners of land near an underground oil spill from an oil distribution facility may not recover damages for diminution in property value or fear of negative health effects. The court first holds...