If you live, work or own property in Lodi, the city's attempt to win money from insurance companies to pay for cleaning up contamination affects you.
Utility rate increases, property values - even the city's financial reputation - are on the line here.
Yet this critical issue, clouded by legal and technical jargon, is difficult to explain - and to grasp.
In today's stories, we attempt to tell how this legal siege began, how it may end, and why it is important to all Lodians.
Here are links to the stories:
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