Water-Related News

Fort Myers toxic sludge neighbors have their first day in court

ORLANDO – Attorneys for Fort Myers and neighbors of the arsenic-laced lime sludge landfill on South Street met in U.S. Middle District Court on Wednesday for the first time in a federal lawsuit that could be resolved in mediation — or culminate in a 10- to 15-day jury trial.

The meeting before Federal Magistrate Judge Carol Mirando set deadlines for both sides to advance their case on a fast track set for trial Dec. 7, 2019.