No. 88-5708.

881 F.2d 801 (1989)

WILSHIRE WESTWOOD ASSOCIATES; Platt Development Company, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. ATLANTIC RICHFIELD CORPORATION; Peter J. Ruddock; John Crawford; Thomas Crawford; and Does 1 through 20, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided August 7, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rene P. Tatro, San Francisco, Cal., for plaintiffs-appellants.

Patrick W. Dennis, Los Angeles, Cal., for Atlantic Richfield.

T. Emmet Thornton, Los Angeles, Cal., for Peter Ruddock.

Gary R. Ricks, Santa Barbara, Cal., for John Crawford, defendants-appellees.

M. Alice Thurston, Washington, D.C., for amicus U.S.

Before REINHARDT and O'SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judges, and COYLE, District Judge.

COYLE, District Judge:

Wilshire Westwood Associates and Platt Development Company appeal the district court's dismissal pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6) of their complaint against Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Peter J. Ruddock, John Crawford and Thomas Crawford. The district court concluded that the petroleum exclusion set forth in Section 101(14) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. § 9601(14), applies...

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