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Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust files suit over cleanup costs of New York site

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 13, 2018

UTICA, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – An independent environmental response fund and its trustee allege several entities are liable for cleanup costs of an area in New York.


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PeaceHealth alleged to overbill Oregon Medicare patients after settling car accident claims

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 13, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A legal entity is alleged to overbill Oregon Medicare patients after they settle car accident claims in violation of Medicare rules.


Federal Gov

Millions sought from successors of American Zinc, Lead and Smelting for cleanup costs of sites

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and several states and Native American tribes are seeking damages from two companies and executives over the alleged release of hazardous substances and multiple sites around the nation.


State AG

Iowa attorney general alleges Belle Plaine resident illegally burned items containing asbestos

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

DES MOINES — An Iowa resident faces a lawsuit by the state for the alleged illegal burning of items containing asbestos near a residential area, despite his request to burn being denied by county fire officials, the Iowa Attorney General's Office said.


State AG

Illinois alleges 4 construction companies dumped pollutants into Chicago River

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

CHICAGO — The state of Illinois alleges in a lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court that four construction companies are violating the state's environmental laws by releasing pollutants into the Chicago River.


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Massachusetts attorney general releases guidelines for those affected by Columbia Gas explosions

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

BOSTON — As a result of the Columbia Gas explosions, which took place in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley in September, state Attorney General Maura Healey has released guidelines on the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords affected by the accident.

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