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on August 20, 2009

Judge rejects Oklahoma's plea to reconsider ruling

Injunction is also denied in connection with poultry litter lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell has rejected Oklahoma's plea to reconsider his previous ruling that barred the state from seeking damages of more than $600 million in its poultry litter lawsuit, according to

The state, led by Attorney General Drew Edmondson, is suing 12 poultry companies for damaging portions of the Illinois River watershed in Oklahoma.

Frizzell also declined to grant an injunction in connection with the land application of poultry litter in the watershed case. A trial is scheduled for September 21.

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