Magistrate Denies California Agency’s Motion To Amend Clean Water Act Complaint
Mealey's (March 13, 2018, 8:28 AM EDT) -- OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Environmental Protection Agency cannot amend a lawsuit accusing two companies of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) to add new claims concerning discharges at a different facility, a federal magistrate judge ruled March 9, finding that the new allegations would unnecessarily complicate the case (California Environmental Protection Agency v. Sonoma Soil Builders LLC, et al., No. 15-CV-4880, N.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39338).
(Order available. Document #08-180413-006R.)
U.S. Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore of the Northern District of California concluded...