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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

The Law Firm Of Baron And Budd Confirms $105 Million Settlement For Water Providers Affected By Atrazine
Posted on 12 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DALLAS - On Oct. 23, 2012, the law firm of Baron and Budd announced a $105 million settlement on behalf of more than 1,000 community water systems that have detected the chemical atrazine in their water supplies. On Nov. 27, the deadline to appeal the... 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

Erin Brockovich Back In Hinkley Testing Water
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HINKLEY, Calif. - (AP) At the end of "Erin Brockovich , " a housewife sick from toxic chromium weeps with joy as she's handed her portion of a historic $333 million settlement between residents of this small desert town and the utility that... Read More

High Court Won't Wade Into Florida Water Fight
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court won't force Florida water managers to get permits to pump contaminated water from farmland into Lake Okeechobee. The high court refused to hear an appeal from the Friends of the Everglades, the Florida Wildlife... Read More

Judge OKs $26.5 Million Water Contamination Settlement
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. LOUIS, Mich. - (AP) A federal judge has approved a $26.5 million settlement for a central Michigan community whose water supply was contaminated by a chemical company in the 1950s and 1960s. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas L. Ludington in Bay City... Read More

High Court Sides With Wyoming In Water Dispute With Montana
Posted on 2 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Wyoming farmers are not taking too much water from a river system they share with neighboring Montana. The high court turned away Montana's complaint that Wyoming was violating a 1950... Read More