Rhode Island Neighborhood Settles With Utility

Law360, New York (April 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Scads of Rhode Island residents have opted to settle a long-standing lawsuit against a unit of Southern Union Co., the utility that stands accused of contaminating dozens of neighborhood homes with hazardous waste that lay beneath the properties.

On Wednesday, the lawyers representing the 120 Tiverton residents revealed the truce with Southern Union subsidiary New England Gas Co., though terms of the settlement are sealed.

But the plaintiffs' attorneys did indicate to the Associated Press that the homeowners are expected to receive money through the tentative...
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