Richmond-Chevron Refinery Explosion Moves Towards Trial
CPM represents the City of Richmond against Chevron in connection with the massive refinery explosion in August 2012. Damages sought by the City include environmental damages and the city’s lost tax revenues. On February 13, 2015, the Honorable Barry E. Goode denied Chevron’s motion to strike lost tax revenues which the City claims it is entitled to recover as they relate to the fire. Chevron has since filed a writ and the issue is now pending before the 6th District Court of Appeals. CPM has prevailed on a number of other motions filed by Chevron in the company’s attempts to limit damages suffered by the City of Richmond. The case is handled by Frank Pitre, Stewart Pollock and Alison Cordova.