Court Trims TVA Coal Ash Spill Class Action Claims

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A federal judge Wednesday pared down claims in a host of consolidated lawsuits lodged against the Tennessee Valley Authority over a 2008 spill of coal ash sludge at a disposal facility near the Watts Bar Resevoir.

Judge Thomas A. Varlan of the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee granted the TVA summary judgment on a number of tort claims brought by the plaintiffs, finding they were barred by the discretionary function doctrine, which holds that federal agencies cannot be sued for conduct that involves...
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Case Title

Mays v. Tennessee Valley Authority


Case Number

3:09-cv-00006

Court

Tennessee Eastern

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land

Judge

Thomas A Varlan

Date Filed

January 7, 2009


Case Title

Duncan et al v. Tennessee Valley Authority (TV1)


Case Number

3:09-cv-00566

Court

Tennessee Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Thomas A Varlan

Date Filed

December 15, 2009

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