Ala. City Beats Landowners' $1.8M Runoff Contamination Suit

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT) -- The city of Lincoln, Ala., on Monday escaped a $1.8 million suit brought by the owners of a 239-acre farm who claimed the city's "clearing and grubbing" of an adjacent property caused stormwater to contaminate their property in violation of the Clean Water Act.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins issued a memorandum of decision in favor of the city Monday following a June bench trial, saying plaintiff Woods Knoll LLC failed to sufficiently assert its claim that the city violated both the Clean Water Act...
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