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Tillery drops several claims in atrazine suits; Crowder hears arguments on venue

[ 0 ] February 24, 2010 |

From Madison/St. Clair Record:

Attorney Stephen Tillery has voluntarily dropped several claims in six proposed Madison County class action lawsuits against the makers of atrazine, the most commonly used weed killer among corn growers.

The series of lawsuits alleging water contamination were originally led by Holiday Shores Sanitation District, but have grown to include seven municipalities.

According to the notice of voluntary dismissal, Tillery is dismissing claims for damage to real estate and private nuisance. But, he continues to assert claims for alleged raw water supply contamination. He also maintains claims for public nuisance.

Regarding damage to real estate, Tillery’s dismissal notice goes on to state that no claim would be made for the use and enjoyment of real estate, for the reduction in value of real estate, for stigma damages associated with any real estate or for any loss of commercial use of real estate…

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