Okla. Sanctioned In Poultry Waste Suit

Law360, New York (February 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has upheld sanctions against the state of Oklahoma for failing to comply with discovery requests in a suit it filed against poultry companies over the environmental effects of poultry waste in the Illinois River Watershed, while the defendants are seeking summary judgment that the suit's Superfund claims are without merit.

Judge Gregory K. Frizzell ruled Wednesday that a magistrate judge was right to impose sanctions against the state for failing to produce information in a timely manner about its water testing both before...
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