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Contact: Melinda M. Bascone
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Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

"A Deadly Legacy of Poisons from the Past"

Business Week, July 2, 2001

The firm’s client, the City of Newburgh, New York, was featured in a major article in the July 2, 2001 issue of BusinessWeek on the nationwide problem of manufactured gas plant pollution, entitled "A Deadly Legacy of Poisons from the Past." The article describes the $20 million jury verdict the firm won for the City in its battle against Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, and the City’s efforts to get Central Hudson’s manufactured gas contamination cleaned up. The firm's representation of the City began in 1994 and is continuing. Members of the team involved in representing the City include Clifford Case and Jean McCarroll, two of the three chairs of the firm's Environmental Practice Group; litigation partner William Sloane; associates Lorraine Doran, Mark Sullivan and Noah Sachs; and litigation assistant Bill Borenstein. (For additional information, see Central Hudson Clean up Plan Threatens Newburgh’s Riverfront Revitalization and City of Newburgh and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Settle Contamination Lawsuits.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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