Coal Workers' Attys Beat Sanctions Bid Over Settlement Leak
By Hailey Konnath (July 7, 2020, 11:49 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge declined to sanction workers claiming Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. failed to protect them on a coal ash spill cleanup in Tennessee, ruling Tuesday that Jacobs hadn't proven the workers or their attorneys leaked details of the company's $10 million settlement offer to the press.
In April, Jacobs urged the court to sanction the workers and their attorneys over a front-page story in the Knoxville News-Sentinel that detailed what Jacobs had allegedly offered in a mediation, an amount the company said was supposed to be confidential. Jacobs said the workers or their attorneys were responsible for the information...
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