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TWELVE MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP FAMILIES FILE LAWSUIT FOR EFFECTS OF MAPLE POINT DUMPSITE

 TWELVE MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP FAMILIES FILE LAWSUIT
 FOR EFFECTS OF MAPLE POINT DUMPSITE
 PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Owners and family members of 12 homes in Maple Point Development, Middletown Township, Pa., have filed today in the Bucks County Court of Common Please a civil lawsuit against Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL), and Maple Point, Inc.
 According to the complaint, the families seek damages resulting from a debris pit located in the backyards of their single-family homes. The complaint alleges the debris pit, which was used when the homes were built, was left at the development and concealed by Toll Brothers and Maple Point. In the intervening years, the debris has decayed and produced methane gas, which has seeped into the ground, contaminating the families' properties.
 The families contend in their complaint that, as a result of Toll Brothers' and Maple Points' conduct, their normal lives have been seriously disrupted and they have suffered discomfort, emotional distress and inconvenience. Additionally, they have experienced a significant decline in the market value of their homes.
 According to the attorney for the families, Stuart J. Agins, of the Philadelphia and Norristown law firm, Bernstein, Silver & Gardner, "Each of these families have had to confront the realization that their homes are located upon an environmental hazard. We have filed this lawsuit to seek the appropriate compensation these families deserve as a result of this severe impairment of their lives and property."
 In the complaint, each family member is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 as well as punitive damages.
 For more information call Stuart J. Agins at 215-575-3569.
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 /CONTACT: Ellen Toplin of Toplin & Associates, 215-886-4644, for Bernstein, Silver & Gardner/
 (TOL) CO: Toll Brothers, Inc.; Maple Point, Inc ST: Pennsylvania IN: CON SU:


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