Richmond - Chevron Refinery Fire
CPM represents the City of Richmond against Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in connection with a massive oil refinery explosion that paralyzed the City of Richmond. In January 2015, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report on the fire, finding that Chevron missed multiple opportunities over decades of mismanagement to replace the doomed pipe that caused the leak, blaze, and eventual shut down of the refinery for months. As a result of toxins spewed into the air, over 15,000 residents sought medical help. CPM is in the process of reviewing tens of thousands of documents of Chevron’s files to discover the extent of Chevron’s transgressions.