9th Circ. Upholds Fine Against Medical Incinerator

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a $75,000 fine and permanent injunction against an Alaskan medical waste incineration business for allegedly committing more than 7,000 violations of the Clean Air Act.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that partial summary judgment was correctly granted to the government in its case against Nancy and James Oliver, doing business as Safety Waste Incineration.

The defendants had appealed the district court’s grant of partial summary judgment in favor of...
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