Thomas Township resident: Dow lawsuit result is "pretty poor"

Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 3:00 PM  | The Saginaw News By Lindsay Knake

THOMAS TWP. — Carol Chisholm is one of the 150 Tittabawassee River residents who must face a lawsuit against Dow Chemical Co. alone.

The Thomas Township resident said retired Saginaw County Judge Leopold Borrello’s opinion, which removes class action status from Henry V. Dow, is a shame.

“It’s just too bad our government and court are not protecting the average homeowners, they are just taking care of big business,” she said.

More than 150 Saginaw County homeowners living along the Tittabawassee River filed a lawsuit in 2003, claiming dioxin released by Dow diminished property values downstream from its Midland plant.

The Nexteer Automotive employee said has been involved in the suit for 11 years. Michigan Department of Natural Resources employees told her the floodplain behind her home is among the most contaminated along river, Chisholm said.

She said is going to talk to her attorney to figure out the next step.

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