Weyerhaeuser Pollutant Suit Sent To State Court

Law360, New York (March 2, 2010, 12:36 PM EST) -- A lawsuit accusing Weyerhaeuser Co. and International Paper Co. of unlawful releases of pollutants from an Alabama industrial plant has been remanded to a state court following a federal judge's finding that the inclusion of three individual defendants precluded the exercise of diversity jurisdiction.

Adopting a magistrate's recommendation, Judge Callie V.S. Granade of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on Friday remanded the case to the Wilcox County Circuit Court.

The case, filed in May 2009 by more than 70 individuals and...
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