What the fuck did Stanford expect?
Everybody who lived in Palo Alto in that era knew that ALL of the manufacturing that happened in West Palo Alto, AKA "Stanford Research Park" (between California (Page Mill) and Arastradero) polluted the place. The rules & regulations BACK THEN allowed it. Stanford suing at this stage is silly ... They knew about the remediation issues long before they broke ground. Gut feeling is Stanford is fishing, hoping it'll be settled out of court with a largish payout.
If it were anybody but Stanford, building wouldn't have been allowed until AFTER the remediation ...
(I'm a Palo Alto native, Stanford alum in good(?) standing, and former HP employee.)