Trial Date Set For DTE Energy In Mercury Case

Law360, New York (July 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Canadian court has set a February trial date for a case that accuses Michigan's DTE Energy Co. of contaminating Canada's St. Clair River with mercury emitted from two of its coal-fired power plants.

In an order issued Monday, the Ontario Court of Justice also set a pretrial conference for this October. But thus far, DTE has refused to appear in court on the grounds that the Canadian courts have no jurisdiction over it, according to Scott Edwards, a Canadian citizen who is bringing the case....
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