Cert. Denied For 2 Classes In Lead Mine Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal district judge has denied two class certifications in a case alleging that zinc and lead mining activities in northwest Oklahoma contaminated air, surface and groundwater, affecting the health and property values of area residents and landowners.

Judge Gregory Frizzell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma on Thursday rejected the plaintiffs' motions to certify a medical monitoring class and a property owner class.

Oklahoma state law does not support the creation of a medical monitoring class in this case,...
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