California sues Target for hazardous waste dumping

In the constant fight to protect our environment, it's one suit over, another just beginning. Soon after settling a toxic dumping suit with Kmart, owned by Sears Holdings (SHLD), for $8.65 million, California is going after Target Corp. (TGT) with a similar allegation.

To stop hazardous and toxic waste from further polluting the environment, California law requires proper disposal of such materials in a hazardous waste facility. Judging from the number of suits by the state, though, it seems that businesses often do not follow the law. No doubt, such disposal is costly, so companies are motivated to skirt the law.