Orange County judge tosses out class action suit over copper pipe pinhole leaks

Orange County Superior Court Judge Thierry P. Colaw tossed out a class-action lawsuit against local water districts over chemicals that homeowners say corrode copper pipes. The judge ruled that the districts can’t be sued because they’re following state and federal standards for safe drinking water.

According to a report in the Orange County Register, the ruling put an end to a four-year battle pitting homeowners and a developer against three water districts. But attorneys said more lawsuits over pinhole leaks could be on the horizon as some homeowners are now suing developers.

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