Chaveriat v. Williams Pipe Line Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20217
No(s). 93-1652 (7th Cir. Dec 21, 1993)

The Seventh Circuit upholds a district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant prior owner of a petroleum carrying pipeline on plaintiffs landowners' claim for nuisance damages from a 1944 leak of unleaded gasoline. In 1986, while trying to sell the land, the landowners discovered petrole...