8th Circuit Panel: General Mills Contamination Class Lacks Commonality
(May 25, 2016, 11:56 AM EDT) -- ST. PAUL, Minn. — An Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 20 reversed certification of a class of homeowners in a Minneapolis neighborhood who have sued General Mills Inc. for environmental contamination, finding that the class lacks requisite commonality and cohesiveness (Karl Ebert, et al. v. General Mills, Inc., No. 15-1735, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 9233).
(Opinion available. Document #43-160603-007Z.)
General Mills owned and operated an industrial facility in the Como neighborhood of Minneapolis from 1930 until 1997. Between 1947 and...