Assignment #1 Local Lawsuit - Running head LOCAL LAWSUIT 1 Assignment 1 Lawsuit Debra Carradine Professor Lynn MacBeth LEG100 LAWSUIT 2 1 Summarize the

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Running head: LOCAL LAWSUIT 1 Assignment # 1 Lawsuit Debra Carradine Professor Lynn MacBeth LEG100 July 29, 2012
LAWSUIT 2 1. Summarize the actions that lead to the lawsuit? In Erwin, TN there was several complaint file against a Nuclear Fuel Service named Erwin plant stating over several years the plan has been alleged “reckless and negligent of the operation of their business which cause several personal injury and property damage. Over the years there have been numerous deaths that were caused by chemical that was released in an unsafe way. There were also several people that have worked or lived around the surrounding areas of the Erwin plant between 1959 and as of today. They have either been diagnosed with some type of cancer or an unexplained illness. In a release from the Motley Rice law firm announcing the lawsuit said. “The plaintiffs claim they were exposed to radioactive, hazardous and toxic substances released into the nearby air, water and soil due to, among other charges, gross negligence on the part of NFS and numerous other named defendants” (Hicks, 2011). Aside from Nuclear Fuel Services and its parent company since 2008, Babcock & Wilcox, other defendants named in the suit include the W.R. Grace & Co., which the complaint said jointly funded the formation and development of NFS in collaboration with Davison Chemical Co. from when it opened in 1957 to 1968; the Chevron Co., the predecessors of which exercised ownership and operational control of NFS from 1969 to 1986, according to the complaint; and NFS Holdings Inc., which the complaint says exercised ownership and oversight of the Erwin facility from 1987 to 2008.

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