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Clemon will hold Anniston hearing on PCBs claims

May 16, 2004 - People with claims in the $300 million PCBs pollution settlement can comment at a federal court hearing in Anniston on the method of payment. A three-day hearing begins May 25, replacing... Read More


Anniston PCB contamination gives hope, create bitterness

April 13, 2004 - ANNISTON, Ala. - When the lawyers arrived in Anniston, joy spread like shivers from one front porch to the next. Read More


Aftermath of Anniston, Ala., Pollution Settlement Is Anger

April 12, 2004 - Apr. 12 –ANNISTON, Ala. – David Baker helped persuade powerful lawyers some years ago to represent thousands of people possibly harmed by toxic PCB contamination form a nearby... Read More


Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. helps bring millions to approximately 18,000 plaintiffs

September 10, 2003 - ANNISTON, ALA (August 26, 2003) – In a landmark case involving approximately 18,000 plaintiffs, The Cochran Firm announced that they have reached a $700 million environmental case... Read More


Beasley firm settles claim in contamination lawsuit

August 28, 2003 - Montgomery attorney Jere Beasley believes his firm has settled the largest personal injury and property damage claims arising from environmental contamination in U.S. history. A global... Read More


$75M in PCB money arrives

August 27, 2003 - The money is starting to roll in for Anniston residents who reached a $700 million settlement with Monsanto and Solutia over PCB contamination. The first $75 million of the settlement... Read More


Jurors in lengthy PCBs trial reflect on 20 months in court

August 25, 2003 - GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – It's been kind of like a marriage – for better or worse, in sickness and in health, ‘til death do they part. It didn't exactly take a death to part... Read More


Monsanto and Solutia sign $700 million settlement

August 22, 2003 - PCBs: Monsanto Co. and Solutia, Inc. sign an agreement that could cost more than $700 million to settle two lawsuits accusing the companies of polluting the town of Anniston, Alabama, with... Read More


Solutia will pay chemical pollution claims in Anniston

August 22, 2003 - BIRMINGHAM – Shares in Solutia, Inc. more than tripled in value Thursday after the company settled thousands of claims over PCB pollution in Alabama, but it could be months before... Read More


PCB settlement praised

August 22, 2003 - Thursday was one for the history books. The sun shone brightly on the steps of the Calhoun County Courthouse as resident of western Anniston squeezed together to hear confirmed what they... Read More


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