Southern Union To Appeal $18M Mercury Case Judgment

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Southern Union Co. plans to appeal a recent judgment ordering the natural gas provider to pay $18 million in fines and community service payments as penance for illegally storing liquid mercury at a facility in Rhode Island, which allegedly led to a hazardous spill at a nearby apartment complex.

The Houston-based company will dispute the sentence, as well as the conviction and all other adverse pretrial, trial and post-trial orders, according to a notice of appeal filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District...
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