Class Cert. Denied In Dow, Union Carbide Contaminant Suit

Law360, New York (October 04, 2013, 8:55 PM ET) -- A West Virginia federal judge refused last week to certify a class of state residents looking to force Dow Chemical Co., Union Carbide Corp. and others to pay for the monitoring of their health following the alleged contamination of their neighborhoods.

The plaintiffs are accusing the companies of releasing contaminants into the air from a heavy-metals production plant in Alloy, W.Va., putting thousands of nearby residents at risk of developing a serious illness or disease. They sought to certify two medical monitoring classes for more than...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ballard et al v. Union Carbide Company et al

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land


John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

Date Filed

May 20, 2011


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