Families Signing on to Wisconsin Pipeline Spill Suit

October 22, 2012

More than 90 families in the Town of Jackson, Wis. have signed on to a planned lawsuit over a pipeline spill.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the families have retained two personal injury law firms to represent them in a suit against the pipeline owner and operator.

On Friday, Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C. in Milwaukee and the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos in Baltimore notified pipeline owner, West Shore Pipe Line Co. of Illinois, and operator, Buckeye Partners L.P. of Houston, of their intent to sue for damages to residents and properties.

No timetable for filing a lawsuit was announced.

A section of 10-inch pipe in West Shore’s Milwaukee-to-Green Bay line ruptured July 17 in Jackson. An estimated 54,600 gallons of gasoline were released within a few minutes.

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  • October 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    Nan says:
    Right on Excite! Now, hold on because you will soon be attacked by the internet neo-cons who frequent this site looking for sane remarks like yours.
  • October 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    ExciteBiker says:
    Keep articles like this in mind before you cheer on "that pipeline" (Keystone XL). Remember it is a Canadian-not American- company that wants to get its tar sands crude from ... read more
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