Cos. At Fault For Leaky Plutonium Plant: Court

Law360 (August 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the decades-long litigation over radiation from a defunct Washington state outpost of the Manhattan Project, the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday handed down an opinion that was a blow to defendants like E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. and General Electric Corp.—and a boon to some residents who said the leaky plant had made them ill.

The appeals court reversed in part and upheld in part a 2005 ruling by the eastern Washington district court in a bellwether case within the massive consolidated litigation targeting the...
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