Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management in South Florida show data of Groundwater Contamination in areas surrounding the Raytheon Plant in St. Petersburg, Fl. It’s been reported that some of the groundwater may contain toxic substances like Trichloroethylene, Vinyl Chloride and 1,4-Dioxane.
The legal team, headed by Mike Papantonio and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor, P.A., as well as Keith Carter, Clay Townsend, Michael Goetz, and Armando Lauritano, of Morgan & Morgan, P.A. have extensive experience in environmental class action litigation in the state of Florida as well as nationwide. They, along with their team of lawyers and litigation support personnel, closely monitored this situation in preparation to protect the rights of those affected by Raytheon’s alleged misconduct.
April 11, 2008
The first class action lawsuit was filed Friday April 11, 2008 on behalf of property owners living in the vicinity of the Raytheon facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. The class action suit was filed by the Levin Papantonio firm, the law firm of Kennedy & Madonna, and the Morgan & Morgan firm. The complaint alleges that for decades Raytheon and its predecessors have known their operations and waste management practices were environmentally unsound. It also alleges that Raytheon engaged in a concerted effort to misrepresent and withhold information from the public regarding the extent of the contamination.
The complaint seeks damages on behalf of the class action for the loss of use and enjoyment of their property, the loss of use of the groundwater, diminished property values, restoration costs, consequential and incidental damages, disgorgement of profits and unjust enrichment.