Kraft Strikes $8.1M Settlement In Pollution Case

Law360, New York (May 20, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Kraft Foods Inc. reached an $8.1 million settlement Friday with a class of homeowners who sued the company over an Indiana factory's contamination of groundwater and air.

The plaintiffs, a group of about 130 families, filed their complaint in Indiana federal court in March 2009 saying their properties had been damaged by trichloroethene and tetrachloroethene waste from an Attica, Ind., factory that was operated by Radio Materials Corp. The factory, which manufactured ceramic capacitors for electronics until 2001, became affiliated with Kraft in the 1980s, when...
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