Following months of complaints from 177 residents, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) announced it has filed a lawsuit against the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio according to WFMJ.com. Officials from the OEPA have stated the odor is a nuisance, and against EPA regulations. Residents say unless a settlement with the OEPA is set in stone, they are not convinced the odors will stop.
While the purpose of this lawsuit is to force the landfill to control odors, it will not compensate residents for the loss of use and enjoyment of their properties. While I do not represent anyone at this site, I currently represent more than 120 residents in New Lexington, Ohio in an odor nuisance lawsuit against the Tunnel Hill Landfill. On July 28, 2015, I, along with Zak Johnson of Zakariah Johnson, PLLC and Tom Theado of Gary, Naegele and Theado, prevailed in a seven day trial as to liability. An additional trial will be set to determine how the residents will be compensated for the loss of use and enjoyment of their properties.
Additionally, I have represented more than 2000 similarly situated people around the country in various landfill and environmental litigation. To find out if The Simon Law Firm, P.C. can help with an environmental lawsuit, contact environmental attorney Todd Hageman.