International Paper Pollution Suits Too Vague, Judge Says

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge on Monday tossed two suits, including a putative class action, alleging International Paper Co. discharged toxic pollutants into the environment in Georgetown, saying they were too vague and failed to support claims of personal injury or property damage. 

In partially granting International Paper’s motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck said both the putative class action and the suit with 135 named plaintiffs failed to state specific facts on the alleged pollution committed by International Paper at its Georgetown...
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