Lockheed Dodges Home Value Loss Claims In Pollution Row

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge trimmed a toxic tort suit against Lockheed Martin Corp. over contamination that allegedly slashed nearby homeowners' property values and affected their children's health, ruling Tuesday that the plaintiffs' expert opinion was deeply flawed and used a methodology chosen “out of thin air.”

U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle sided with Lockheed in his Tuesday opinion, granting the remainder of a motion for partial summary judgment in a suit brought by Michael and Ashley Leese and Jay and Racquel Winkler, whose...
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