Judge Won't Sign Off On Class In Ashland Explosion Suit

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 7:55 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday refused to certify a class in a suit against chemical supplier Ashland Inc. over a 2006 factory explosion, saying that the named plaintiffs would have different goals from the majority of their proposed class.

The explosion allegedly caused $30 million in damage to surrounding properties in Danvers, Mass. According to the memorandum, facility operators CAI Inc. and Arnel Co. Inc. have already settled lawsuits over the explosion. In the current suit, Ashland brought third-party claims against CAI, which made ink...
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