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September 20, 2022

Another lawsuit filed over Jackson water crisis

Source: https://mississippitoday.org/, September 19, 2022 By: Geoff Pender A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Jackson residents seeking unspecified damages and to order the city to remove lead contamination, fix supply issues and not charge residents for water until issues are resolved. The lawsuit, filed Friday, includes as defendants the City of Jackson, […]

July 18, 2022

Contractors detect toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in groundwater at Camp Atterbury

Source: https://www.therepublic.com/, July 16, 2022 By: Andy East Camp Atterbury has confirmed that contractors have detected toxic “forever chemicals” linked to cancer, low birth weight and an array of other health problems in the groundwater on the training base near Edinburgh. The base, which is located in parts of Bartholomew, Brown and Johnson counties, joins […]

May 12, 2022

City attorney sues 20-plus companies to force cleanup of toxic chemicals

Source: https://www.kpbs.org/, May 11, 2022 The San Diego City Attorney’s Office filed suit Wednesday against more than 20 chemical companies for allegedly manufacturing toxic chemicals that have been detected in San Diego area water sources. The suit alleges the companies produced firefighting foams that contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, which the City Attorney’s […]

May 5, 2022

Middlesex Water Company Takes Further Action to Protect Customers; Impleads 3M into Class Action Lawsuit

Source: https://www.globenewswire.com/May 4, 2022 Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX) today impleaded 3M Company as a third-party defendant in a current class action lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Vera v. Middlesex Water). Middlesex Water Company has taken this action in addition to a separate lawsuit Middlesex Water initiated against the 3M Company in the […]

August 30, 2017

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

Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, 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: https://www.asbestos.com, 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: http://www.detroitnews.com, 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: http://www.nj.com, 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: http://themorningsun.com, 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 […]

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