NEW ORLEANS - The plaintiffs who filed class action lawsuits against a paper mill operator in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana for releasing waste in August 2011 into the Pearl River did not meet their burden to reconsider the order dismissing punitive damages under general maritime law, presiding Judge Lance M. Africk concluded in an order entered July 16 (Terral Evans, et al. v. TIN Inc., No. 11-2067 (consolidated), E.D. La.).