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Suffolk County Water Authority v. The Dow Chemical Company
Citation:987 N.Y.S.2d 819 (Supreme Court, Suffolk County, New York, 2014)
The defendants were the manufacturer and distributor of perchloroethylene a fungible product that was prone to seeping into the ground and damaging the plaintiff’s water wells, causing significant property damage. However, there were many manufacturers of the product and it was practically impossible to determine which manufacturer was responsible for the damage to the wells.
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