Mo. Court Shaves $240M From Lead Smelter Injury Judgment

Law360, New York (June 18, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday cut down a $358 million judgment for 16 people who allegedly breathed toxic emissions from a lead smelter as children and suffered cognitive harm, relieving Fluor Corp. of $240 million in punitive damages but otherwise affirming the landmark verdict.

In a painstaking 166-page opinion, the Missouri Court of Appeals erased Fluor's portion of the $320 million punitive damages award, saying it had been based on a flawed theory of "domination" over its corporate partners on a Herculaneum, Missouri-based smelter.

Fluor was still found liable for punitive damages, with the amount to be redetermined in the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Law Firms

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!