Texas Court Axes $2.6M Award Over Enviro Contamination

Law360, Dallas (February 5, 2015, 6:09 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday reversed a $2.6 million judgment against two men accused of sabotaging Southeast Texas Environmental LLC’s environmental contamination litigation against a third party, finding no evidence supported the award.

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals rendered a take-nothing judgment against STE, reversing a jury’s award of actual and exemplary damages against Ken Bigham and Tracy Hollister. The court found that though a jury could reasonably have concluded Bigham made threats that could have derailed STE’s litigation related to a chemical waste facility on Galveston Bay, in a breach of fiduciary duty, there was no evidentiary support for...

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