BP Hit For $100M In Texas Workers' Toxic Fumes Suit

Law360, New York (December 21, 2009, 4:28 PM EST) -- A federal jury has ordered BP Products North America Inc. to pay more than $100 million in damages to 10 contract workers who allegedly sustained injuries from a purported gas leak at BP's Texas City, Texas, refinery in 2007.

After a 12-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Friday awarded the workers $10 million each in punitive damages, along with varying amounts of compensatory damages, which included pain and suffering compensation ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, as...
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