Judge Lets Penalty Stand In Tenn. City CWA Suit

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday declined to waive or reduce a $105,000 civil penalty issued against Morristown, Tenn., for a sewer system overflow and failure to prevent prohibited discharges from poultry processor Koch Foods Inc.

U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer acknowledged that Morristown was in a difficult financial position, but he criticized the city for making little effort to rehabilitate the Witt sewer line in question, especially in terms of seeking financing.

“Funding is the main issue,” Judge Greer said. “Knowing this, and representing this...
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Case Title

Stephens et al v. City of Morristown, Tennessee


Case Number

2:08-cv-00096

Court

Tennessee Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

J Ronnie Greer

Date Filed

March 27, 2008

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