Crane Maker Beats Engineer's $248M Injury Claim At Trial

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 6:26 PM EDT) -- An Illinois state jury has sided with crane maker Terex USA LLC over a civil engineer’s claims that one of its crane’s parts fell on him and caused serious injuries while he was working on a bridge project in Chicago.

On Wednesday, the Cook County Circuit Court jury rejected claims by engineer Rudolph Das that Terex built a rough terrain crane it knew was defective but failed to inspect despite other known harmful incidences with its machine. Das had asked the jury for up to $248 million in damages, including as much as $200 million in punitive damages, according to a...

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