Class Decertified In St. Croix Refinery Case

Law360, New York (June 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has revoked class certification in a suit claiming certain residents of St. Croix suffered personal injury and property damage during Hurricane Georges due to negligent storage of toxic materials near an alumina refinery on the island, but has granted certification to a class seeking injunctive relief for future damages.

On Tuesday, Judge Harvey Bartle III of the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands in St. Croix granted the request of defendants Alcoa Inc., which owned the plant during the hurricane, and Glencore...
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