Honer v. Glenbrook Nickel Company
Stoll Berne represented approximately 50 individual residents of Coos Bay, Oregon, including families with young children and elderly folks, who lived adjacent to a nickel ore processing facility that was releasing large quantities of fine red dust. The visible red dust, which included nickel and chromium, would settle on residents' homes and apartments.
Many of the firm's clients had health problems, including repeated sinus infections, skin rashes and respiratory problems. The firm successfully prosecuted claims for these residents through an initial trial for the first four plaintiffs, when the case settled. The nickel ore processing facility was closed and all of the firm's clients received monetary settlements of their claims.