Experts Axed From Wood Treatment Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (December 14, 2009, 6:01 PM EST) -- A federal judge has banned the testimony of two experts for a plaintiff accusing Koppers Industries Inc. and Beazer East Inc. of polluting Grenada, Miss., with a wood treatment facility, awarding the defendants summary judgment on a slew of claims including gross negligence and conspiracy.

Judge W. Allen Pepper of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi excluded the testimony of two causation experts for Alice Hill, who claimed chemicals from a plant owned by Koppers and Beazer at different times had caused...
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