Update: Lodi emerges from water-suit “legal hell”

“The city of Lodi ended a long legal battle over groundwater contamination earlier this month,” accepting $6.3 million from insurers for local businesses. [Lodi News-Sentinel] We covered the convoluted litigation, in which the California city sued numerous local businesses, in reports here and here.


  • Oh Lord! Stuck in Lodi again!!!

  • Hey! That’s my hometown. Although I left Lodi in 1996, I’m not surprised that the lawsuit was spun out for so long; it was a great cash cow for the lawyers involved. The city council was never really engaged – the concern always seemed to be how pretty they could make the dying downtown area.