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Chemetco Site Group dismisses 483 defendants from pollution suit

By Record News | Mar 14, 2019

BENTON – Thirteen days after U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle told lawyer Gary Justis he used her authority to extract payments from defenseless parties, he dismissed 483 defendants in a suit about pollution at the former Chemetco scrap smelter.

Yandle calls out lawyer litigating pollution remediation suit for using court ‘to extract payments’

By Record News | Feb 19, 2019

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle, who stayed a pollution suit against 3,500 defendants so plaintiffs could streamline it, found they used her authority to their advantage instead.

Landowners near polluted Hartford want lawsuit against 3,500 defendants delayed another year

By Record News | Feb 7, 2019

BENTON – Owners of land south of Hartford who sued 3,500 defendants over pollution and froze the proceedings for a year have asked for another year.

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