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"Verdicts and Settlements"

08/03/2007 Daily Journal

Nossaman's successful $100 million settlement agreement to clean up contaminated groundwater in the Santa Clarita Valley of Los Angeles was written up in the Daily Journal Verdicts and Settlements sectionThe firm's Water Group worked to secure the settlement for our clients, Castaic Lake Water Agency, Newhall County Water District, Santa Clarita Water Company and Valencia Water Company.

Fred Fudacz lead the litigation team including Byron Gee, Tom Long and Alfred Smith, in the case against current and past owners of an industrial site formerly used in the production of munitions. The final step in the case was bankruptcy court approval of the settlement which Mr. Fudacz commented on by saying, "within 30 days of the final court approval, funding of the treatment project will begin and an initial payment of $22.5 million will be received by the water agencies."

For more information on this case please click here for a link to the press release issued jointly by the Santa Clarita Valley water agencies and the former owners of the contaminated industrial site.

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