Denver International Airport Class Action Dismissed

Denver, CO: (Jun-26-07) A class action lawsuit was filed against the city and Denver International Airport (DIA) alleging that travelers and employees at the airport were exposed to extensive mold and fungi contamination. The action was filed by two United Airlines employees, Terri Crandall and Joann Hubbard, who claimed they experienced pneumonia, headaches, nausea, shortness of breath and bronchitis beginning in 1995. The suit further stated that by 1999, Crandall and Hubbard each believed their illnesses were being caused by environmental contamination at the new airport. Crandall and Hubbard, who were employed at DIA as customer service representatives, claimed that during the periods when they were being treated for their ailments and were away from Concourse B their symptoms disappeared. But problems returned when they went back to work on Concourse B.

The court stated that Denver officials had not found a major mold issue at the airport and ordered a dismissal of the class action suit. The Colorado Supreme Court said that the women who brought the lawsuit failed to file their notice of a claim with Denver within the 180-day time period required by law and the women didn't identify any injuries suffered during the 180-day period. [DENVER POST: AIRPORT MOLD]

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