US Backs Reversal Of $1B Plutonium Ruling Against Dow

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The nation's solicitor general told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that federal law controls injury and property damage class claims brought against a nuclear plant operator following a radiation release, asking the court to let stand the reversal of a $1 billion judgment against Dow Chemical Co. and another company.

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli also said in an amicus curiae brief that plaintiffs bringing suit under the Price-Anderson Act must establish that their property was damaged beyond the mere presence of plutonium particles in order...
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