nuisance News

Seattle Calls $650 Million PCB Settlement a ‘Gift’ for Bayer

Seattle scoffed at the $650 million Bayer AG agreed to pay to settle class-action claims by about 2,500 cities, counties and ports over pollution from polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, saying it plans to opt out of the deal. According to …

North Carolina Bill Limiting Farm Nuisance Damages Vetoed

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Friday that would have limited monetary damages in civil lawsuits filed by neighbors of hog and poultry farm operations when judges determine the stench from animal waste is a nuisance. Cooper said the measure, which …

Maine Couple Loses Lawsuit Against Cement Company

A Maine couple has lost its lawsuit against Dragon Cement claiming the company’s cement plant made their nearby home unsellable. In their lawsuit, Stephen and Kathy Darney of Thomaston claimed Dragon caused a nuisance and was negligent for the dust …