Ohio Adds State Claims To Akron Sewage Dispute

Law360, New York (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that could significantly increase the fines Akron, Ohio, faces over its sewer system, Ohio has added state claims to the U.S. government's suit accusing the city of illegally discharging pollutants into the Cuyahoga River for more than a decade.

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray lodged counterclaims against the city Monday as part of the state's answer to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's amended complaint in late March. The suit — filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio —...
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