Texas Refiner Loses Appeal Of $5M Verdict For Hurt Worker

Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Tuesday upheld a jury’s $5.4 million verdict against Pasadena Refining System Inc. in a lawsuit brought by a contractor burned while making repairs at its refinery, but held that PRSI was covered under an insurance policy held by the contractor's employer.

The three-judge panel on Tuesday held that a Harris County jury had enough evidence to find PRSI 75 percent liable for the second- and third-degree burns that Austin Industrial Services LP employee Mike McCraven suffered when he stepped into an...
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