Tennessee v. Chevron (2015)
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Tennessee AG filed suit against Chevron alleging that the company illegally used taxpayer funds to pay for spill clean up costs.
Citation: Tennessee v. Chevron, No. 15C2954 (Davidson Cty. Cir. Ct., 2015)
Topic: Natural Resources
Type of action: Lawsuit vs. Private Party
States involved: Tennessee
Summary: Tennessee established a taxpayer-funded pool of money to reimburse operators of Tennessee gas stations for spill cleanup costs. It is by law a financial resource of last resort, not to replace private insurance. The state filed a lawsuit in the circuit court alleging that Chevron had been double recovering from the fund and from its private insurance. As of Feb. 2017, the court had yet to reach a verdict in the case.