It appears as if another lawsuit may be on the way in the ongoing Wilbros controversy.
Toccoa attorney Alton Adams said Wednesday that he was planning to file a lawsuit in the next three or four days in U.S. District Court on behalf of about 50 plaintiffs in U.S. District Court in Gainesville against the Wilbros facility on Rose Lane in Stephens County.
Adams would not provide any further details about the suit at this time.
Sources have indicated to WNEG News that the Adams law suit will seek damages from Wilbros alleging the odors caused by the plant have reduced property values in the area and will ask the court to force Wilbros to provide compensation for the losses.
This would be a separate suit from the ongoing civil suit filed by StephensCounty, the city of Toccoa, the Stephens County School System, and the Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County citizens’ group against Wilbros in regards to the odor coming from the facility.
That suit is currently being heard in Stephens County Superior Court and is scheduled for a hearing next Wednesday, August 7 at the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in Toccoa.
According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, the August 7 hearing in front of Judge Robert Adamson is designed to help reach a new court order to replace the one currently in place and set out any additional steps Wilbros will have to take to help eliminate the odor.