TVA, Landowners Skip 2nd Trial Over Coal Ash Spill

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority and property owners affected by a 2008 coal ash spill agreed Monday to forgo a second evidentiary trial in consolidated litigation over the disaster, consenting to make their arguments based on evidence introduced in a recently completed trial.

Because the suits against the TVA had been filed in two waves, the court had split them into two groups for trial purposes, according to plaintiffs' attorney John Agee of Ridenour & Ridenour. But the first trial, on the issue of the TVA's liability...
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