Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Wash. Appeals Court Upholds $1.5M Judgment Against Coin Maker Over Contamination

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Wash. Appeals Court Upholds $1.5M Judgment Against Coin Maker Over Contamination

SEATTLE - A Washington appeals panel on July 14 upheld a trial court judge's decision that a commemorative coin maker should pay $1.5 million in costs and attorney fees to its former landlord because it breached the terms of its lease by handling and storing hazardous chemicals that required the plaintiff company to incur remediation costs (Auburn Valley Industrial Capital LLC v. Ross B. Hansen, No.69568-1-I, Wash. App., Div. 1; 2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 1697).

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