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Hoery v. United States
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In 1993, Plaintiff Hoery bought a residence with a groundwater well. It was seven blocks north of Lowry Air Force Base where the United States was dumping toxic chemicals, which migrated north underneath Hoery’s property. The dumping stopped in 1994 and the Hoery family sued the United States in 1998. The trial court dismissed on the ground that the statute of limitations had run. The Colorado Supreme Court reversed on the continuing tort theory.
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