Sioux Falls Settles Sewer Overflow Suit for $2M

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT) -- The city of Sioux Falls, S.D., agreed to pay nearly $2 million from its public insurance to settle a class action over property damage caused by a 2004 sewage overflow, ending seven years of litigation.

The $1.95 million settlement, reached late Monday after court-ordered mediation, will be distributed to pay for damage at 159 properties, and the money will be drawn from the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance.

John Hughes, who represented the plaintiffs, said that the public insurer limited coverage to about $2 million per...
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