November 2011

Monthly Archive

Pleadings and Public Documents From Waterkeeper Litigation

Posted by on 17 Nov 2011 | Tagged as: environmental law, litigation

Public pleadings and documents from the public record that relate to Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. Alan and Kristin Hudson Farm, et. al., Case Number WMN-10-487.



Perdue Answer

Hudson Answer

Defense Motion to Dismiss

Perdue Memorandum

Perdue Exhibits

Hudson Memorandum

Hudson Exhibits

WKA Opposition

WKA Exhibits

Perdue Reply

Hudson Reply

Court Order and Opinion

WKA Motion to Compel

WKA Exhibits

Defendant’s Opposition

WKA Reply

Order on MTC Sampling Data

WKA Motion for Summary Judgment

WKA Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment

WKA Exhibits

Perdue Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment

Case Filed for Boy Diagnosed with Leukemia

Posted by on 17 Nov 2011 | Tagged as: cancer, litigation, toxic torts

On November 15, 2011 the family of a child cancer patient filed a lawsuit against BP, Chevron, and other owners and operators of a bulk petroleum transport and storage facility near the boy’s home.

The plaintiff, who was born and raised within a half-mile radius of the facility, was diagnosed at age four with a specific type of childhood leukemia associated with benzene exposure.  Unbeknownst to the child’s family, the defendants had engaged in documented and illegal disposal methods of toxic chemicals, including benzene, for years.  The improper and hazardous activities included dumping toxic waste on the ground near the child’s house and contamination of a drinking water well which the child’s family used.

The lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, names some of the world’s largest oil companies, including BP, Chevron, Unocal, Transmontaigne Product Services, Gulf Oil, Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy, LLC, Colonial Pipeline, and Plantation Pipe Line.

The family is represented by Chris Nidel of Nidel Law, PLLC in Washington, D.C., and Matt Harman of Harman Law LLC in Atlanta, Georgia.