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Company: Associated Aviation Underwriters
Penalty: $49,500,000
Year: 2006
Date: June 7, 2006
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: This was the final case in a series of actions -- including an $84.5 million settlement paid by Hughes Aircraft in 1991 -- stemming from contamination of water supplies by the industrial solvent TCE used at the Tucson airport. In 1981 the city of Tucson agreed to a $31 million settlement with residents on the condition the money would be paid by its insurance carriers. Association Aviation Underwriters had denied responsibility but ultimately settled.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Pima County (Arizona) Superior Court
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 251422
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: Arizona
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