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Environment - Verdict in favor of Plaintiff in the amount of US$1,530,000
|Case Name:||Steinkuehler v. Thiems Construction|
|Outcome Type:||Jury Verdict|
|Court:||Madison County Illinois|
Defendant developer removed vegetative cover from 80 acres and moved dirt with no erosion control. 1000 truckloads of mud went into 5 acre lake. Court order after Court order on injunctive relief led to had the damages being punitive damages. Judgment was appealed and upheld; Illinois supreme court declined to overturn punitives on 9-30-15.
Injury, Damage, or Loss:
Lake was destroyed from erosion of soil into lake in an on-going nuisance case from 2011 to 2012; trial was sept 2013 but verdict was just confirmed and this has not been reported before now by anyone!
Defendant developed land in a manner that created a nuisance from soil erosion destroying a 5 acre lake with sediment that choked off the lake
Penni Livingston 5701 Perrin Road Fairview Heights, Il. 62208
Pitzer Snodgrass, 100 S. 4th st. St. Louis, Mo. 63102-1821
Judge Barbara Crowder Madison County Courthouse Edwardsville Illinois- her clerk is Rod at 618-296-4332
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Published on Apr-29-16
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