No. 86-6087.

855 F.2d 1188 (1988)

Woodrow STERLING, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. VELSICOL CHEMICAL CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided August 29, 1988.

Rehearing and Rehearings Denied October 20, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sidney W. Spragins, Spragins and Murchison, Jackson, Tenn., James W. Gentry, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn., Allen Kezsbom (argued), Linda R. Blumkin, Alan V. Goldman, Deborah P. Henkin, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriner & Jacobson, New York City, for defendant-appellant.

James S. Wilder, III, Somerville, Tenn., Sidney Gilreath, Knoxville, Tenn., Anson M. Keller (argued), Bethesda, Md., for plaintiffs-appellees.

Before LIVELY, JONES, and GUY, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearings En Banc Denied October 20, 1988.

RALPH B. GUY, Jr., Circuit Judge, on rehearing.

A number of persons, including these plaintiffs, who either lived or owned property near defendant's landfill, brought a class action for personal injuries and property damage resulting from hazardous chemicals leaking from the landfill and contaminating the local water supply. The district court held the corporation liable upon legal theories of strict...

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