Whistleblower Must Pay Disney's Fees In $1B Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- An environmental group must pay The Walt Disney Co.'s attorneys' fees for bringing a "legally baseless" $1 billion qui tam suit over alleged water pollution at its studios, a California federal judge ruled Friday, saying the group's allegations "cannot have been the product of competent inquiry." 

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee said that relator RBC Four Co. LLC's lawsuit accusing Disney of polluting water near its Burbank, Calif., production facilities must be dismissed without the chance to refile because it didn't identify any "obligation" under...
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