In re Mystic Tank Lines Corp.

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Default judgment for environmental clean-up after debtor caused a gasoline leak was within police powers exception to stay.
Procedural posture: 
Appellant debtor, a gasoline shipper, challenged a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, affirming the bankruptcy court's allowance of a claim by appellee the State of New York based on damages for the clean-up of soil and groundwater contaminated with petroleum products caused by a leak at a gas station that was traced to a delivery of gasoline by the debtor.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 16,2008, LexisNexis #1108-060