Question Of Fact Exists Over Basement Oil Spill, New York Panel Concludes

(July 6, 2023, 12:47 PM EDT) -- BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A homeowner is not entitled to summary judgment on his claims for strict liability against an oil company whose employee allegedly caused an oil spill in the basement of the plaintiff’s home because there is a triable issue of fact as to whether the homeowner contributed to the spill by failing to turn off his heating system after discovering the spill, a New York appellate panel found on July 5 in affirming denial of the homeowner’s summary judgment motion....

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