1st Circuit: Judge Did Not Err In Dismissing Couple’s Suit Over Discharges

Mealey's (July 19, 2016, 12:35 PM EDT) -- BOSTON — A federal judge did not err when entering judgment in favor of defendant landowners accused of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA), a First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 18, finding that a couple’s citizen suit was unnecessary because the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) had addressed allegedly illegal discharges of contaminated storm water (Lois Paolino, et al. v. JF Realty LLC, et al., No. 15-1498, 1st Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13117).

(Opinion available. Document #08-160812-023Z.)

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