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Jury rejected oil spill claim against Enbridge

August 21, 2014
Associated Press

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan jury has rejected two men's claims that Enbridge Inc. should compensate them for what they say are losses because of a 2010 Kalamazoo River system oil spill.

The Calhoun County Circuit Court jury in Battle Creek deliberated about 20 minutes Thursday before rejecting the claim over the spill, in which about 8000,000 gallons of oil entered Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River system.

Charles Blakeman Jr. of Bellevue and Robert Patterson of Mason say the spill prevented them from guiding disabled veterans on deer hunts in the Fort Custer Recreation Area.

The Battle Creek Enquirer (http://bcene.ws/1q3rnWH ) says about 30 cases have been filed against the Calgary, Alberta-based company over the spill and at least 20 have been settled without a trial.

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Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com

 
 

 

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