W.Va. Chemical Spill Triggers Multiple Class Actions

Law360, Washington (January 10, 2014, 9:40 PM EST) -- Chemical maker Freedom Industries Inc. and water company West Virginia-American Water Co. were hit with a host of proposed class actions in West Virginia state court Friday, following a massive coal processing chemical spill that contaminated drinking water across nine counties.

According to court filings and announcements from various law firms, at least seven putative class actions have been filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court on behalf of local residents and business owners, as well as the residents of eight other counties who are supplied by...
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