September 12, 2008
Missouri Residents Claim Manufacturing Waste Caused Tumors
Today's BNA Class Action Litigation Report (p. 710) reports that residents in Clinton and Dekalb Counties in Missouri filed a class action (with two subclasses) claiming that Rockwool Industries, Inc., a fiber insulation manufacturer, dumped lead and arsenic as well as other toxins in the area. Plaintiffs' claims include negligence, strict liability, nuisance, and trespass. They're requesting medical monitoring and damages. The Rockwool facility operated between 1974 and 1982. The lawsuit is Helms v. Rockwool Industries, Inc., No. 08CN-CV00693 (Mo. Cir. Ct. Aug. 21, 2008).
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