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September 20, 2017

Oil Spill Liability - Kawartha Lakes Continues

In the most recent decision in the ongoing Kawartha Lakes saga, the Superior Court of Justice found homeowner Mr. Wayne Gendron partly responsible for an oil spill that destroyed his lakeside property.  The Court also found Mr. Gendron’s fuel distributor liable for a portion of the costs.

This decision serves to warn homeowners that a distributor’s delivery of fuel does not mean that their tanks are safe.  It also cautions fuel distributors that they may be liable for spills brought about by a homeowner’s negligence.

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