Court Nixes Tort Claims Over Lockheed Shooting

Law360, New York (January 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has rebuffed a group of plaintiffs who wanted to pursue state tort claims against Lockheed Martin Corp. stemming from a shooting rampage at a Lockheed plant in Mississippi that left seven people dead, including gunman Doug Williams, in July 2003.

On Jan. 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down an unpublished opinion holding that the plaintiffs' claims are barred by Mississippi's workers' compensation law's exclusive remedy.

The plaintiffs had appealed a trial court's decision to grant summary judgment...
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