Cabot Circus Mall

Cabot Circus mall in Bristol, England, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Ajuk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

  • A toxic tort case in Louisiana suffered a setback when a state appellate court ruled that the case was a one-time release, not a continuing tort, and there was therefore no mechanism for avoiding Louisiana’s statute of limitations. The case stemmed from a 1983 spill that poured 11,000 gallons of the chemical perchloroethylene (PCE) near a Lake Charles neighborhood.