Ill. AG Sues Caterpillar Over Oil-Waste Spill

Law360, New York (February 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has launched a lawsuit against heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. in connection with an oil-waste spill that dumped an estimated 6,500 gallons of raw untreated industrial process wastewater into the Des Plaines River in early February.

In a seven-count complaint filed Monday in the Will County Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in the State of Illinois, Madigan and Will County State Attorney James Glasgow allege that Caterpillar endangered the environment, public health and welfare and violated its National Pollutant...
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