NJ Seeks Dismissal Of Raritan River Pollution Case

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 4:51 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Department of Transportation is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the agency, a manufacturing company and others of causing heavy metal contamination in the Raritan River, the largest river located entirely within New Jersey.

The DOT filed its motion to dismiss the case Sept. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, saying federal courts lacked jurisdiction. The case was brought by advocacy groups NY/NJ Baykeeper and Edison Wetlands Association Inc.

The groups say the DOT contributed to the...
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