$12M Settlement In RI Waste Suit Could Fall Apart

Law360, New York (December 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A tentative $12 million settlement reached in April in a suit accusing a unit of Southern Union Co. of contaminating dozens of homes in a Rhode Island neighborhood is in danger of falling apart due to a disagreement over whether all the provisions of the settlement have been met.

The plaintiffs, 120 residents of Tiverton, R.I., whose property was allegedly contaminated with coal gasification waste by Southern Union subsidiary New England Gas Co., have filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the District of...
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