Smith v. ConocoPhilips Pipe Line Co.

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20179
No(s). 14-2191 (8th Cir. Sep 15, 2015)

The Eighth Circuit reversed a lower court decision certifying as a class a group of homeowners alleging nuisance claims against an oil company that owns a nearby contaminated site. A pipeline leak was discovered under the site in the 1960s, and while the leak was repaired, the contamination was neve...