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Jury Returns Verdict For Plaintiffs In 1st Phase Of Contamination Trial
Posted on 2 Apr 2011 by Bill G Lowe

FRESNO, Calif. - (Mealey's) A federal jury in California on April 1 returned a verdict for the plaintiffs in the first phase of a mass tort action against the owners of an industrial site in Merced County, Calif., for allowing hexavalent chromium... Read More

Judge Denies Monitoring, Future Medical Expenses In Criminal Pollution Case
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — (Mealey’s) Compensation for future medical expenses, court-ordered medical monitoring and relocation from allegedly polluted properties is not justified by the evidence, the Texas federal judge sentencing CITGO Petroleum... Read More

Williams Mullen: Clean Water Rule Opens Litigation Floodgates
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By A. Keith "Kip" McAlister, Jr. | With much fanfare, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) recently issued a final rule clarifying which bodies of water are “waters of the United States” protected under the... Read More

Texas Federal Judge Imposes Maximum $2 Million Fine On Felony Pollution Counts
Posted on 6 Feb 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — (Mealey’s) A Texas federal judge on Feb. 5 imposed fines totaling more than $2 million on convictions stemming from oil/water separation tanks that had been operated without the required covers for nearly 10 years,... Read More

Weitz & Luxenberg Sues Birds Eye Foods Over Alleged Pollutant Discharge
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. on May 17 filed a lawsuit on behalf of more than 70 Fennville , Mich., residents who allege that their properties have been contaminated and their health has been harmed by chemical pollutants that have entered... Read More

Coca-Cola Company Sued On Behalf Of Michigan Village Residents
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK — Weitz & Luxenberg announced April 27 that the firm has filed a property damage lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Company, and certain of its affiliates, on behalf of 80 residents and former residents of Paw Paw, Mich., whose homes have... Read More

Feds Sue Pennsylvania Coal Plant Operators Over Pollution
Posted on 9 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOMER CITY, Pa. - (AP) The federal government on Thursday sued several companies over a coal-burning electricity generating plant, calling it "one of the largest air pollution sources in the nation" and asking the court to keep it from operating... Read More

Environmental Groups Say Exxon Violates U.S. Air Laws
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The largest U.S. oil refinery violated federal air pollution laws thousands of times during the last five years, releasing 10 million pounds of illegal pollution, including cancer-causing toxins, without facing proper fines or being forced... 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

Complaint Filed Against Rio Tinto For Oil Spill
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SYDNEY - (AP) A complaint has been filed against Rio Tinto Alcan in Australia, saying the mining giant is responsible for a leak of 19,000 gallons (75,000 liters) of oil into the ground. The Department of Resources for the Northern Territory lodged the... Read More

Railroads Threatened With Lawsuits Over Diesel Exhaust
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation's biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste. The Natural Resources Defense Council sent letters to Union... Read More

Old GM Settles $51 Million In Pollution Claims
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DETROIT - (AP) The U.S. Attorney's Office and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached a $51 million deal to settle a group of environmental claims against the old General Motors Corp. The deal, which covers 34 sites in 11 states, is the eighth... 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