Jupiter Aluminum Not Off Hook In Environmental Spat

Law360 (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court has refused to modify a consent decree settling an environmental suit between Jupiter Aluminum Corp. and the federal government despite the aluminum producer's claims that the plan's provisions and $3.37 million penalty are unreasonable and excessive.

In an opinion signed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Judge Philip P. Simon rejected Jupiter's motion to modify the consent decree and abate accrued penalties, and also denied the government's request to enforce the consent decree by imposing sanctions and...
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