ConAgra Can Depose EPA Atty In $5.7M Cleanup Row

Law360, Chicago (February 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST) -- A Maine federal judge on Thursday again refused the U.S. Department of Justice's bid to prevent ConAgra Grocery Products Co. LLC from deposing a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lawyer in the federal government's suit seeking $5.7 million for the environmental cleanup of a former tannery.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III denied the DOJ's motion for reconsideration of the Dec. 21 order that rejected its bid to prevent the deposition of Sarah Meeks, an EPA enforcement counsel, in its Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability...
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