Federal Judge Remands Case Of Tainted Groundwater; ‘Local Controversy’ Applies
Mealey's (August 17, 2015, 9:54 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A federal judge in Washington state on Aug. 13 remanded to state court a groundwater contamination case brought by a class of residents who contend that The Boeing Co. and a contractor are liable for negligence in their efforts to remediate groundwater contamination, ruling that the “local controversy” exception to federal class action law applied (Jocelyn Allen, et al. v. The Boeing Company, et al., No. 14-0596, W.D. Wash.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107482).