Massive Class Certified In Waste Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 2:36 PM EST) -- An Indiana federal judge granted class certification on Tuesday to a group of 1,700 Indiana residents who have sued the owners of a nearby wood recycling plant, claiming that dangerous air emissions from waste processing at the facility have harmed their health and the environment.

U.S. District Judge Philip P. Simon shot down arguments from defendants Soil Solutions Co. and VIM Recycling Inc. that the claims are "intensely individual." Although some causation and damages issues may be distinct for each household, those issues can still be...
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