Class Claim Tossed In Alcoa St. Croix Red Mud Case

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 12:32 PM EDT) -- Ten years after the case was filed, a federal judge has thrown out the only remaining class claim against Alcoa Inc. and St. Croix Alumina LLC, which St. Croix residents accused of letting a “red mud” aluminum refining byproduct blow onto their homes during Hurricane Georges and other storms.

Judge Harvey Bartle III tossed the claim for injunctive relief when he granted a defense motion for summary judgment on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands, sounding fed up with...
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