Judge: $110,000 Deal In Tainted Groundwater Case Reached In Good Faith

(June 22, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT) -- FRESNO, Calif. — A federal judge in California on June 20 ruled that a settlement agreement in which a water service company will pay $110,000 to the man who sued multiple parties seeking recovery and remediation costs associated with tetrachloroethylene (PCE) contamination had been reached in good faith (Viola Coppola, et al. v. Gregory Smith, et al., No. 11-cv-01257, E.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80087).

(Opinion available. Document #15-160705-002Z.)


In 2010, Coppola and his now-deceased wife, Viola Coppola, sued Paragon Cleaners Inc.; Richard Laster;...
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