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Fla. Court Breaks Fishermen Class In Tampa Bay Pollution Suit

Law360 (November 9, 2018, 8:33 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Friday reversed class certification for a group of commercial fishermen suing Mosaic Fertilizer LLC for allegedly polluting Tampa Bay, ruling that the fishermen had failed to show a reasonable methodology for proving classwide claims.

The decision from the Second District Court of Appeal marks the latest turn for the long-running litigation, in which the fishermen are seeking damages for economic losses they claim they suffered as result of injury to sea life after a dike gave way at a Mosaic storage area during Hurricane Frances in September 2004, releasing pollutant-rich wastewater from one of the company’s...

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