Monday, May 9, 2016

Jocelyn Allen, et al v. Boeing Company

<> Jocelyn Allen, et al v. Boeing Company - 5/5/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 16-35175. A class of 108 plaintiffs sued The Boeing Company (Boeing) and Landau Associates (Landau) in Washington state court, alleging that for several decades Boeing released toxins into the groundwater around its facility in Auburn, Washington, and that for over a decade Landau had been negligent in its investigation and remediation of the resulting pollution.
     The Panel ruled, "We affirm the district court's remand of this case to the state court, holding that Plaintiffs have adequately pled both that they are seeking 'significant relief' from Landau and that Landau's alleged conduct forms a 'significant basis' for their claims."