Sanchez v. Esso Std. Oil Co., No. 09-1211 - Injury & Tort Law - U.S. First Circuit
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Sanchez v. Esso Std. Oil Co., No. 09-1211

In an action under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 6901-6992k, for environmental damage by Defendants' oil operations, a preliminary injunction in favor of Plaintiffs is vacated, where the District Court impermissibly prejudged the merits of the case at the preliminary injunction stage and, having reached a conclusion as to liability, determined it was unnecessary to do the full preliminary injunction analysis.

Read Sanchez v. Esso Std. Oil Co., No. 09-1211.

Appellate Information

APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO, Hon. José A. Fusté, U.S. District Judge.
Filed June 19, 2009

Judges

Before Lipez, Hansen, and Howard, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by LIPEZ, Circuit Judge.

Counsel

Tynan Buthod, with whom Scott Janoe, Karlene Poll, Baker Botts LLP, Carla Garcia-Benitez, and O'Neill & Borges were on brief, for appellant.

Orlando Cabrera-Rodriguez for appellees.