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Judge to hear whistle-blower lawsuit of Kalamazoo River oil spill worker
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Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

Judge to hear whistle-blower lawsuit of Kalamazoo River oil spill worker
Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 9:53 PM Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 11:35 PM
By Fritz Klug | The Kalamazoo Gazette


BATTLE CREEK A Calhoun County judge next week will hear a whistle-blower lawsuit from a former Kalamazoo River oil spill cleanup worker who said he was fired after telling the media and state and federal agencies that crews were told to cover up oil instead of cleaning it up.

John Bolenbaugh, of Athens, filed suit Nov. 9 against his former employer, SET Environmental Inc. A hearing is scheduled for Monday in front of Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge James Kingsley.

Bolenbaughs attorney, Thomas R. Warnicke, of Geoffrey Fieger's Southfield law firm, issued a press release tonight about the lawsuit, including both his brief and a copy of the brief from SETs attorney, Douglas Van Essen of Silver & Van Essen, P.C.

Warnicke's brief says that the lawsuit stems from massive operations engaging in cover-ups, lies and deceit."


Read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/12/j...



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