Judge Nixes Verdict For Tenn. City In CWA Suit

Law360, New York (August 25, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has found that residents of Morristown, Tenn., proved as a matter of law that the city violated the Clean Water Act during an overflow of its sewer system, overruling a jury verdict that cleared the municipality of blame.

In a memorandum opinion and order issued Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Judge J. Ronnie Greer ruled that the city had breached the terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit with a sewer line overflow on...
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