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Gasoline vapor explosion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a condo resident’s negligence lawsuit against the owners of an underground storage tank, which leaked gas into her sewer system; when she activated her dryer, gasoline vapors that entered her condo exploded, burning 10% of her body. The Illinois Environmental Protection Act, under which she sues, only permit government enforcement and does not create a private right of action.

Read the ruling here.

Categories / Appeals, Briefs, Environment, Personal Injury

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