Johnson Controls Beats Developer's Enviro Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge found Monday that Johnson Controls Inc. did not breach a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency order to clean up a property the auto-parts maker once owned, noting that the EPA itself never indicated that the company violated the order.

U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox also awarded JCI $1,200 for costs it incurred from additional groundwater monitoring related to actions taken by the property's current owner, Saline River Properties LLC, but rejected the remainder of JCI's counterclaims seeking recovery of other costs it...
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