Smelter Operator Cuts Deal In Ill. AG's Lead Suit

Law360, Chicago (August 31, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT) -- Copper smelter operator H. Kramer & Co. has reached a preliminary deal with the Illinois attorney general in a suit alleging the company allows excessive amounts of lead to be emitted from its Chicago facility, an attorney for the defendant said Wednesday.

Todd R. Wiener of McDermott Will & Emery LLP told Law360 that his client, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan had reached agreement on an interim order "resolving the parties' immediate concerns and providing a path forward for the...
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