3 lawyers sue Chevron for 'gross negligence' in causing Aug. 6 refinery fire Comments on Stories, posted by , a resident of , on Aug 17, 2012 at 8:08 am
Three Bay Area attorneys filed a lawsuit against Chevron Wednesday, claiming the oil company was "grossly negligent" in its handling of maintenance leading up to the massive Aug. 6 fire at its Richmond refinery that sent thousands of local residents to hospitals.
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Posted by Jim, a resident of San Ramon, on Aug 17, 2012 at 8:08 am
There is nothing good about an accident. Chevron should have the best training and safety procedures in the industry and be held to the highest standards. With that said, accidents happen. Seeing the lines of people at hospitals or in line at the lawyers office was disgusting. Those people were not hurt in any way whatsoever. The same thing happened at the last refinery incident. It's just people looking for a free hand out. BTW a lady who works for me signed up for the previous "lottery." She got her settlement two years later, $200. The only ones who get anything (and they were not hurt at all)are the lawyers.
Posted by Gary, a resident of San Ramon, on Aug 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Suppose these lawyers win this lawsuit... and they will be the ones that benefit from it. Who's going to pay the bill? We already have a substantial increase in gas prices because the supply has dwindled... never mind the fact that we have less supply because of the negligence of the supplier. Guess who will pay for the lawsuits? Correct! You and I at the gas pump.
Posted by Gary, a resident of San Ramon, on Aug 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm
James, why so obtuse? I suppose it might be a surprise to some that Shakespeare was, perhaps, the first to have said it: "The first thing we do, lets kill all the lawyers". Apparently, even in the sixteenth century, lawyers were already a pain in the ass.
Posted by mloliver, a resident of San Ramon, on Aug 26, 2012 at 11:30 am
Gee, do you want to discriminate against those 18,300 people who made claims against Chevron for debilitating injuries? How about the poor folks who made claims asking for Viagra because of the mental distress? -or the $100,000 claims from jail inmates for future surgeries and physical therapy?
I know there are viable, reasonable, justifiable claims, but I resent paying more for gasoline so somebody who may not have even been in Richmond during the fire (and his lawyer) can have a payday.