Illinois Panel: Homeowner Must Arbitrate Claims Over Firefighting Foam Pollution

(September 14, 2023, 5:18 PM EDT) -- MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — A farmer who claims that his land has been contaminated by firefighting foam used at a nearby mining complex must arbitrate his claims because they are covered by an arbitration agreement within a waiver and release he signed with the operators of the complex two years before the foam was used, an Illinois panel held in reversing a trial court’s decision to deny the operators’ motion to compel arbitration....

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