Dow Chemical Spill Suits To Be Heard In State Court

Law360, New York (August 9, 2010, 2:29 PM EDT) -- Louisiana residents who live near a Dow Chemical Co. plant where ethyl acrylate was accidentally released in 2009 can pursue their personal injury and property damage claims in state court, a federal appeals court has ruled, turning back Dow's attempt to have the case heard at the federal level.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday affirmed a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana that the plaintiffs did not allege damages in excess of the $5...
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