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Exxon Mobil Wins Ruling In Alaska Oil Spill Case
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Exxon Mobil Corp. has won a round in a dispute with environmentalists who want more money to clean up oil left on the shoreline of Prince William Sound from the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill. U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland... Read More

Kraft To Pay $8.1 Million To Settle Pollution Lawsuit
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) Kraft Foods Inc. will pay $8.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over pollution at a former factory in Attica, Ind. The lawsuit, filed in 2009 and representing nearly 130 families, claimed pollution from a former Kraft factory... Read More

Mining Company To Pay $263 Million To Settle Superfund Lawsuit
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. - (AP) The largest mining company in Idaho's Silver Valley will pay $263.4 million plus interest to settle one of the nation's largest Superfund lawsuits one of the top 10 such settlements in history, the U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More

NYC Mayor Urges Settlement Of 9/11 Health Lawsuits
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the special master of the 9/11 compensation fund are urging ground zero workers to settle thousands of lawsuits over health problems caused by World Trade Center dust. Lawyers for about 10,000 workers... Read More

AIG Pays $23M In Gulf Oil Spill Claims; Total May Rise
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Taxpayers took another hit, this one indirect, from the oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion through insurance claims related to the disaster. AIG, the insurance giant that is 80 percent owned by the government, said... Read More

Law Center Prepares Lawsuit Over Mich. Oil Spill
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MARSHALL, Mich. - (AP) A public interest law firm prepared Monday to sue the owners of a pipeline that ruptured in southern Michigan and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a Kalamazoo River tributary, while residents voiced concerns to... Read More

Farm Bureau Sues EPA Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. - (AP) Two farmers' organizations sued the federal government Monday over a Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, challenging the legality of its pollution standards and asking a judge to keep them from being enforced or applied. The American... Read More

Environmental Groups Sue To Spur Cape Cod Cleanup
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) Two environmental organizations have sued federal environmental regulators in an effort to accelerate the cleanup of Cape Cod's coastal waters. The Conservation Law Foundation and the Coalition for Buzzards Bay allege in a lawsuit filed... Read More