Rescuers Lose Case Over Distress From Pipeline Blast

Law360, New York (December 7, 2009, 8:12 PM EST) -- Firefighters and rescue workers who rushed to the scene of a deadly New Mexico explosion in 2000 have reportedly lost their emotional distress claims case against El Paso Natural Gas Co., which they argued showed “intentional or reckless disregard” for their safety.

In a verdict issued on Saturday after several weeks of testimony in state court, jurors rejected the rescuers' claims that they were entitled to damages because the company allegedly caused the explosion by failing to property maintain a high-pressure pipeline, according to the Associated...
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