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N.Y. Residents’ Love Canal Cleanup Cases Return to State Court

Jan. 26, 2021, 5:43 PM

Occidental Chemical Corp. lost a second attempt to litigate in federal court New York residents’ claims of injury and property damage stemming from decades old toxic waste at Love Canal.

Nearly 20 cases will be removed from U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York to state court as a result of the court’s Monday opinion rejecting the argument a cleanup order gave it jurisdiction over the litigation. The company’s second attempt to have the federal court hear the cases failed because it wasn’t materially different from Occidental’s previously denied attempt, the opinion said.

Niagara Falls residents allege ...