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U.S. Studios Accused Of Dumping| Toxins In Canadian Loos

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A Canadian film studio accused a slew of Hollywood studios, producers, directors and actors of contaminating studio property with paint and toxic solvents while filming television shows and movies. Defendants include Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Twentieth Century-Fox Television, directors Brian De Palma and James Cameron, and actor Jon Voight.

The plaintiffs, Thandi Group Holdings and River Studios, claim that while working on films such as "Mission to Mars" and "Bulletproof Monk," the defendants' employees disposed of paints, solvents and other toxic materials in studio sinks and toilets. Plaintiffs demand cleanup costs and unspecified general damages. They are represented by Ian Kinman of Kinman Mulholland.

Here are the defendants: Jon Amiel; Sean Bailey; Gary Barber; Roger Birnbaum; Call of the Wild Productions; James Cameron; Gotham Chopra; Robert Clark; Dara Cohen; Core Productions; Crystal Sky Worldwide Sales; Cub Five Productions; David Foster Productions; Brian De Palma; Lauren Donner; Charles Eglee; Fireman's Fund Insurance Co.; Flypaper Press; Joe Fogle; David Foster; Great Falls Productions; Robert Halmi; Highwire Films LLC; Horsepower Entertainment; David Householder; Frank Hubner; Paul Hunter; Tom Jacobson; Michael Katleman; Allan Kroeker; Lakeshore Entertainment Corp.; Cooper Layne; Chih-Po Leong; Lexington National Insurance Corp.; Lion Rock Productions; Lombard General Insurance Company of Canada; Caroline Macaulay; Brian Malloy; Emmett Malloy; Sam Mercer; Millennium Canadian Productions Ltd.; Neal Moritz; Declan O'Brien; Brent O'Connor; Matthew O'Connor; Original Film; Paramount Pictures Corp.; Steven Paul; Populuxe Pictures; Unleashed Productions Ltd.; RHI Entertainment Productions LLC; Kelley Smith Wait; Brenton Spencer; Philip Spink; Spyglass Entertainment; St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co.; The Donner's Co.; The Jacobson Co.; Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of Canada; Twentieth Century Fox Television; Jon Voight; Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group dba Touchstone Pictures; Stephen Williams; David Winning; Jeff Woolnough; and Michael Yanover.

See complaint.

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