Judge: Pollution Law Does Not Create Presumption Of Negligence

Judge: Pollution Law Does Not Create Presumption Of Negligence

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Michigan federal judge denied summary judgment against the Canadian company whose pipeline burst in Marshall, Mich., spilling tar sands oil laced with benzene into the Kalamazoo River, saying Oct. 23 that plaintiffs misread the law regarding an assumption of negligence (Fredonia Farms LLC, et al. v. Enbridge Energy Partners L.P., No. 1:12-cv-01005, W.D. Mich.).

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