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Mobile, Ala., Solid Waste Authority Files Appeal of $6M Verdict

Last year, a jury sided with Waste Management, causing the Solid Waste Authority to be charged with approximately $6 million for breach of contract.

Mobile, Ala.’s Solid Waste Authority has filed an appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, stating that it should have immunity against a $6 million federal court judgment awarded to Waste Management last year.

Last year, a jury sided with Waste Management, causing the Solid Waste Authority to be charged with approximately $6 million for breach of contract.

A decision on the appeal has yet to be announced.

Lagniappe has more information:

An attorney for Mobile’s Solid Waste Authority argued to a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that as an arm of the state, the authority should have immunity against a $6 million federal court judgment awarded last year.

Bert Jordan also argued that the jury’s verdict following a breach of contract trial in U.S. District Court in Mobile should be vacated because the plaintiff, Waste Management Mobile Bay Environmental Center, does the majority of its business in Alabama and not in Mississippi, where it’s headquartered.

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