Court Grants Preliminary Approval to $230 Million Settlement in Plains All American 2015 Oil Spill Litigation

On May 26, 2022, Central District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez granted preliminary approval to a proposed $230 million settlement in the class action lawsuit arising from an oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County in May 2015. The spill occurred when a pipeline owned by Plains ruptured, and oil from the pipeline

2022-05-26T23:40:26+00:00May 26th, 2022|Environmental Law|

Judge Allows Property Owner Claims to Proceed in Santa Barbara Plains Oil Spill Lawsuit

As reported by Law360 (subscription), U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the Central District of California has issued an order denying an attempt by Plains All American Pipeline to escape liability for the harm its 2015 Refugio State Beach oil spill in Santa Barbara brought to affected property owners after the rupture of one

2022-09-21T21:30:21+00:00March 20th, 2020|Environmental Law|