Downstream Plant Found Liable For $3M Paper Mill Damage

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 7:06 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal jury on Friday awarded $3.4 million to U.S. Fire Insurance Co. in a battle over liability for water damage at a paper manufacturing plant, finding Omnova Solutions Inc. negligent for faulty construction of a downstream facility that failed to consider potential environmental effects.

The jury said Omnova was negligent in its design, construction and maintenance of a plant located 65 yards downstream of Mafcote International Inc.'s paper plant, finding that Omnova's facility altered the normal water flow of Brush Creek by creating an...
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