Ford Fights MichCon Bid To Toss Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Ford Motor Co. and steel manufacturer Severstal North America Inc. are fighting Michigan Consolidated Gas Co.'s efforts to throw out their lawsuit over environmental cleanup costs at a swath of land near Michigan's Rouge River, arguing that the company is liable for contamination at the site that occurred over seven decades ago.

The plaintiffs said in court documents filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan that MichCon had made no attempt to refute their allegations pointing to its alleged responsibility...
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