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Connecticut Action Now v. Roberts Plating Co.

Citation: 2 ELR 20157
No. No. 71-1674, 457 F.2d 81/3 ERC 1934/(2d Cir., 03/21/1972) Aff'd

Private citizens may not enforce the Refuse Act by means of a qui tam action, even though the Department of Justice fails or refuses to proceed against a violator.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
David B. Beizer
30 Sachem Street
North Haven, Conn. 06511

Counsel for Defendant
Charles J. Negaro
49 Leavenworth Street
Waterbury, Conn. 06702

Counsel for United States as Amicus Curiae, urging affirmance
Edmund B. Clark
Bernie Rothbaum, Jr.
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530

Before Friendly, Feinberg and Davis, J.J.*