EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAll But One Lawsuit Filed Over Sissonville Gas Line Explosion Settled
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 27, 2013 1:17 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
All but one of the lawsuits filed over the December gas line explosion in Sissonville have been settled.
Media outlets reported Tuesday that six of the seven lawsuits filed last month against NiSource, subsidiary Columbia Gas Transmission and individual employees recently were settled.
Attorney Bobby Warner represents the residents who filed the separate lawsuits. He said details of the settlements are confidential but that those who took the deals were pleased.
One resident, Margaret Johnson, refused to settle and will proceed with her lawsuit. She claims she was injured in the blast and that she has been unable to sell her home.
The company didn't immediately comment Tuesday. Columbia said last month that it had settled with and provided compensation to more than 40 families impacted by the explosion.
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