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Federal judge shoots down water crisis settlement proposal

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 7, 2017

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has nixed a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying the proposal. He denied it without prejudice, meaning the parties can refile a revised agreement.

Water crisis attorneys seek $45 million in legal fees, court expenses

By Chris Dickerson | May 10, 2017

CHARLESTON – The attorneys for plaintiffs in the 2014 water crisis litigation have asked a federal judge to approve more than $45 million in fees and expenses for their work on the case.

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