3rd Circ. Says Discovery Limits Don't Negate Atlantic Verdict

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit found Monday that a lower court had appropriately limited discovery to the defendants before trial in the federal government's successful case against Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Co. and some of its employees over environmental and workplace violations.

A three-judge panel also upheld the convictions and sentences of the company and the four individual defendants in the case, which centered on the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, obstructing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, making false...
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