LOS ANGELES – An El Segundo property owner alleges a former tenant's operations caused environmental contamination.
LIMO Co. filed a complaint on March 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Chemical Milling International Corp. and Does 1-20 citing the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants were tenants at an El Segundo property from 1959 to 1990 to operate a chemical milling and etching facility. The suit states environmental testing done on the property in 2015 found hazardous substances contamination from the defendants' use of the property and that the plaintiff cannot rent the property until a cleanup is completed.
The plaintiff holds Chemical Milling International Corp. and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to take precautions in order to ensure that hazardous substances would be contained within their site.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all response costs incurred by the plaintiff, damages, general and compensatory damages, incidental consequential and compensatory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Thierry R. Montoya and Nitya N. Ram of AlvaradoSmith in Santa Ana.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-02345-SVW-RAO