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January 26, 2011

Verdicts & Settlements January 16, 2011: Car dealer loses suit against cheese factory

Publication Date 01/16/2011
Source: Missouri Lawyers Media
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A jury awarded nothing to a company that claimed property damage from a nearby manufacturing plant.

DairiConcepts LP produces cheese and dairy products in El Dorado Springs.

Across the street on U.S. Highway 54 is Fugate Motors, a Ford and Chrysler dealership. Fugate Motors claimed property damage to its building and vehicles from emissions from the plant.

“This unfolded over a 10-year period,” said DairiConcepts attorney Bryan O. Wade of Husch Blackwell in Springfield.

Nuisance claims have a 10-year statute of limitations, he said.

Plaintiff Fugate Motors made claims for trespassing, nuisance, general negligence and punitive damages and demanded $1.8 million. DairiConcepts made no offers.…

September 1, 2010

Oil Contaminates Car Dealer, Neighboring Property

Acknowledgment to Great American

An oil water separator for a car service center developed a fracture in one of its underground pipes. Over time, oil seeped from the system into the surrounding soil and groundwater, contaminating both the car dealer’s land and a neighboring property. The extent of the contamination was not realized until an oil sheen was noticed on a nearby stream. An investigation was undertaken and resulted in a contaminated soil and groundwater treatment program. The need to quickly mitigate impacts to the stream required an expedited remediation schedule, further increasing the clean-up costs.…