Environmental Litigation

Unocal Refinery Toxic Exposure

Result: $80 million settlement
Year: 1997

In re Unocal Refinery Litigation Toxic Release Case

Lieff Cabraser served as one of two Co-Lead Class Counsel and on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in this action against Union Oil Company of California (“Unocal”) arising from a series of toxic releases from Unocal’s San Francisco refinery in Rodeo, California.

The action was settled in 1997 on behalf of approximately 10,000 individuals for $80 million.