Thursday, August 28, 2014

ASARCO v. Union Pacific

ASARCO v. Union Pacific - 8/27/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-35356. The district court dismissed the action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), concluding that although Asarco's claim was timely, it was barred by a 2008 settlement agreement between the parties that settled Union Pacific's claims against Asarco at the same site. The Panel reversed and concluded that Asarco's claim was timely, but that the parties' 2008 settlement agreement did not unambiguously release Asarco's claim here. The case was dismissed.
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