In excess of 300 consolidated federal lawsuits representing approximately 1000 claimants alleged Hughes Aircraft Company, the United States Air Force, Burr Brown, City of Tucson Airport Authority and other various defendants caused the contamination of groundwater in the Tucson International Airport area resulting in personal injury and/or death to plaintiffs or plaintiffs' decedents. Plaintiffs alleged that from 1952 to 1981 Hughes and other Defendants disposed of hazardous wastes and substances, including TCE, by dumping these substances on property near the Tucson International Airport. Plaintiffs claimed these substances seeped through the soil and entered the groundwater from which plaintiffs received drinking water. Plaintiffs further alleged that Hughes and other Defendants were aware of the potential for contamination as early as 1957. Hughes defends claiming it has always disposed of any hazardous substances in accordance with state of the art procedures.
Gray, M.D. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al
Antitrust & Trade Law
Jan 01, 2003
Plaintiff filed a class action suit against tobacco manufacturer defendants for alleged price fixing violations of the Arizona Antitrust Act.
Trial court dismissed on grounds that the Arizona Antitrust Act did not allow direct suits by consumers. Appellate Court upheld the trial court. The Arizona Supreme Court reversed the lower courts and the Arizona Antitrust Act to allow direct antitrust lawsuits to be filed by direct consumers of the product.
Nelson v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.
Jan 01, 1988
Settled for undisclosable sum
Insurance bad faith action against defendant insurance company for wrongful denial of in home nursing care for an accident victim in a persistent vegetative state.