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Shell’s $90M Contamination Deal OK’d Over Dole’s Objection

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By Kurt Orzeck

Law360, Los Angeles (December 2, 2015, 5:35 PM ET) — A California state appeals court on Tuesday finalized a decision affirming a judge’s approval of Shell Oil Co.’s $90 million settlement with nearly 1,500 Los Angeles-area residents over oil waste buried under homes built by a Dole Food Co. subsidiary.

The court denied a petition for writ of mandate from an order of the state court judge who approved the deal in a sprawling legal battle over oil contamination affecting 1,491 residents of the Carousel housing development in Carson, California, south of downtown Los Angeles, which…

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