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Environment - Verdict in favor of Plaintiff in the amount of US$1,530,000

Case Name:Steinkuehler v. Thiems Construction
Case Number:10-CH-975
Verdict Date:2015-09-30
Outcome TypeJury Verdict
Court:Madison County Illinois
Incident Date:2013-09-24

Plaintiff's Complaint:
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's Wrongdoing:
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

Plaintiff's Attorneys:
Penni Livingston 5701 Perrin Road Fairview Heights, Il. 62208

Defendant's Attorneys:
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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