make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NC company sues opponents to its concrete plant

READ MORE:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A company that wants to locate a concrete plant in western North Carolina has sued opponents of that plant, saying the company was libeled.

The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported Saturday that Blue Ridge Concrete is suing the North Buncombe Association of Concerned Citizens and its director Aaron Pohl-Zaretsky.

Pohl-Zaretsky said he thinks the lawsuit was an attempt to intimidate him and others from testifying at a hearing last week on the company's air quality permit application.

The suit contends the company was libeled by the association publishing on its website an illustration showing a concrete truck crashing into a school bus. The suit also contends a statement about alleged problems at other plants owned by Blue Ridge was libelous.

Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.