Jury Orders Lockheed Pay $3M To Fla. Community Group

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 7:31 PM EST) -- A Florida federal jury Friday ordered Lockheed Martin Corp. to pay a Florida community group $3 million for failing to fulfill a contract to pay for an environmental assessment in the area surrounding a contaminated beryllium plant the global security and aerospace company owns.

Family Oriented Community United Strong Inc., which represents the residents of Tallevast, Fla., where Lockheed is cleaning up groundwater and soil contamination from the plant, had sued Lockheed in January 2011, saying the company had stopped payments that were arranged under an...
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