Pa. Landfill Suit Thrown Out Due To Misattributed Stink

By Matthew Santoni (March 31, 2021, 5:07 PM EDT) -- A northeast Pennsylvania resident who misattributed a sewage stink from a wastewater treatment plant to a nearby landfill has had her proposed class action over the landfill's alleged aromas tossed from federal court.

Northampton County residents Robin and Dexter Baptiste had sued the Bethlehem Landfill in Pennsylvania federal court, with a complaint claiming that smells from mishandled and unburied waste had drifted across the Lehigh River and affected residents of the surrounding community. But in Robin Baptiste's deposition, she instead attributed the stink to the treatment plant that was closer to her home.

"In light of plaintiff Robin Baptiste's March 5,...

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