DAYTON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The state of Ohio is seeking reimbursement from two companies over alleged contamination at a Dayton property.
State of Ohio, ex rel. Attorney General Michael DeWine, filed a complaint on May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division against Globe Motors Inc. and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. citing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking declaratory judgment and reimbursement for costs incurred for clean up of wastes disposed at a Stanley Avenue, Dayton property that the defendants used to manufacture electric motor parts. The suit states the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has incurred $274,097.96 in response costs so far to address contamination at the property.
The plaintiff holds Globe Motors Inc. and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. responsible because it alleges the defendants are liable for the response costs.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for injunctive and declaratory relief, award of monetary damages, costs of action, attorneys’ fees, and other relief the court deems to be just. It is represented by Assistant Attorneys General Timothy J. Kern and Karrie P. Kunkel of Environmental Enforcement Section in Columbus, Ohio.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Western Division case number 18-cv-142