Supreme Court sides with Georgia-Pacific in class action suit | savannahnow.com

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Supreme Court sides with Georgia-Pacific in class action suit | savannahnow.com

The Georgia Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, has reversed a decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals granting class-action status in a lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific’s Savannah River Mill Plant.

The suit was originally filed in 2010 by Kirbi and Aaron Ratner and David and Kathy McDonald, who live near the Fort Howard Road Plant.

The lawsuit presented claims of nuisance, trespass and negligence, alleging that sludge dumped in disposal cells at the plant released hydrogen sulfide, a gas that causes egg-like smells and is corrosive to metal. The property owners claim the gas caused loss of property values and physical damage to homes.

Supreme Court sides with Georgia-Pacific in class action suit | savannahnow.com.

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