Land Owners Want To Break Up Lead Claims Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 6:20 PM EST) -- A group of Oklahoma residents has sought to sever claims brought by two cities in a putative class action against lead mining companies Blue Tee Corp., Gold Fields Mining LLC and Doe Run Resources Corp. over alleged long-standing environmental contamination, even though the mining companies also objected to the cities' inclusion in the suit.

The plaintiffs, lead by Oklahoma resident Betty Jean Cole, filed a motion on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma seeking to drop the claims of the...
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