2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:25:55 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Judge OKs $5M Lockheed Settlement
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Judge OKs $5M Lockheed Settlement 

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - A judge approved a $5 million settlement between
aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. and more than 300 Burbank residents
who claimed they were sickened by toxic pollution.

Lockheed offered the settlement to end nearly four years of litigation
involving residents of the Los Angeles suburb who contend they suffered
illnesses from chemicals the company released into the air, soil and

``We're pleased that it appears that this litigation is over,'' company
spokeswoman Gail E. Rymer said.

The company called its settlement offer a business decision and did not
admit any wrongdoing. It previously had argued that the statute of
limitations had expired when the original cases were filed in 1996.



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