BP Beats Damages In $10B Toxic Emission Test Case

Law360, Houston (October 10, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A subsidiary of BP PLC facing up to $10 billion in liability dodged a bullet Thursday when a Texas jury found the company responsible for exposing thousands of people to toxic emissions, but declined to award damages in a test case.

Jurors found that BP negligently flared at least 500,000 pounds of noxious chemicals at a refinery in Texas City, Texas, over a 40-day period without warning, but refused to award damages to a group of individual plaintiffs whose claims were tried as a test case....
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