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August 30, 2017

Lead-Based Paint Is a “Pollutant” within CGL Pollution Exclusion

Source:, August 2017 By: Kent Holland Where lead-based paint was ingested by a tenant’s child, the tenant sued her landlord for injuries allegedly sustained by the child. The landlord tendered the claim to its commercial general liability (CGL) insurer who, instead of defending the case, filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination that […]

January 25, 2017

$80M Asbestos Settlement Reached in Kansas City

Source:, January 25, 2017 By: Beth Swantek An $80 million asbestos settlement involving two former Jackson County courthouse employees led to Missouri’s largest medical monitoring fund established in an asbestos case. The class-action asbestos lawsuit settled more than 30 years after a renovation exposed thousands of government workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Jackson County […]

June 23, 2016

Schuette: Firms made Flint’s water crisis ‘worse’

Source:, June 22, 2016 By: Jonathan Oosting Attorney General Bill Schuette on Wednesday sued a pair of engineering firms for allegedly allowing the Flint water contamination crisis to “occur, continue and worsen,” a claim the companies denied and vowed to fight. Schuette filed the civil lawsuit in Genesee County Circuit Court against Veolia North […]

August 1, 2011

Asbestos lawsuit to be settled for $270,000

Read here about a city in Wisconsin that has agreed to pay $270,000 to settle an asbestos lawsuit.

June 21, 2011

Raritan Bay pollution lawsuit targets 8 companies, state agencies

Source:, April 16, 2009 By: Laura Craven Two environmental groups will announce today that they plan to sue eight public and private entities over pollution in and around Raritan Bay. The nonprofits, Edison Wetlands Association and NY/NJ Baykeeper, said they have sent letters of intent to NL Industries Inc.; NL Environmental Management Services Inc.; […]

June 15, 2011

Part of City Hall crumbling: Despite de-molding and plywood reinforcements, Key West's City Hall is still a mess and may not survive a Category 2 hurricane

Source: The Miami Herald, February 26, 2006 By: Jennifer Babson In Key West’s crumbling City Hall annex, wires protrude from ceilings, workers have glued plywood to keep concrete beams from falling, and an air-circulation problem has given the mayor a severe case of itchy eyes. “It’s bad,” sniffled Mayor Morgan McPherson. “I’m taking steroids now.” […]

April 5, 2011

University Place to rid parks of tainted soil

Source: The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, March 29, 2011 By: Christian Hill Later this year, crews will remove arsenic-contaminated soil from play areas at three popular University Place parks – Curran Apple Orchard, Sunset Terrace Park and Colegate/Curtis Playfield. Workers will also do minor cleanup at Cirque/Bridgeport Park. Tests by the state Department of Ecology […]

March 31, 2011

St. Louis to get $26.5 million from Velsicol and others in water settlement

Source:, March 30, 2011 By: Linda Gittleman After five long years of negotiations, St. Louis has reached a $26.5 million settlement in its suit against Velcisol Chemical Co. and others over contamination of the city’s water supply. In special meetings on Sunday and again on Tuesday, the St. Louis City Council unanimously approved the […]

March 30, 2011

Socorro-Horizon wastewater fight goes on

Source: El Paso Times (TX), March 28, 2011 Posted on: A fight between the Horizon Municipal Utility District and the city of Socorro over a wastewater discharge project here continues. Most recently, a district judge ruled the Horizon Municipal Utility District has to get proper permits to continue with the project. However, Benny Davis, […]

March 28, 2011

Contaminated soil to be removed from St. Joe State Park

Source:, March 26, 2011 By: Paula Barr Lead-contaminated soil will be removed in St. Joe Park’s off-road vehicle (ORV) riding areas and other sections of the park as part of a new agreement among the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Doe Run Resources Corporation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Division of […]

March 28, 2011

National Guard gun-cleaner was pollution source at Solano site

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News, March 27, 2011 By: Diana M. Alba The National Guard’s use of a gun-cleaning chemical for more than four decades at a former armory site off North Solano Drive is to blame for most groundwater pollution at a federally designated cleanup site, a city-county study found. And, officials with the city […]

March 23, 2011

Madison considers tougher standards for well pollutants

Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), March 22, 2011 Posted on: With more contaminants being found in city wells, the Madison Water Board is considering a tougher approach to pollutants, including heightened monitoring, filters and other treatments. Contamination of Madison’s public drinking water wells by industrial pollutants is a growing problem. For example, pollutants […]


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