Plant Asks Texas Justices To Nix Damages In Light Of Cleanup

Law360, Dallas (December 5, 2013, 7:20 PM EST) -- A metal processing plant on Thursday argued that if the Texas Supreme Court affirms a jury’s damages award stemming from environmental contamination since cleaned up to meet regulatory standards, it will introduce industry confusion and create open-ended potential liability.

Houston Unlimited Inc. Metal Processing is challenging a jury’s award of about $400,000 in “stigma” damages to neighboring Mel Acres Ranch resulting from a 2007 leak from the plant that flowed into surface water on the ranch’s property. HUI says it should automatically be off the hook...
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