Piping Repair Co. Hit With $222M Verdict Over Scalding Death

Law360 (June 2, 2021, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A Texas jury has hit piping repair and maintenance company Team Industrial Services Inc. with a $222 million verdict in a suit alleging it failed to repair a faulty relief valve, leading to a worker being scalded with superheated steam, resulting in his death.

After a trial that began May 7, the jury reached its verdict on Tuesday, finding Team was 90% responsible for the incident, while Westar Energy, the owner of the Jeffrey Energy Center power plant where it took place, was 10% responsible for the death of Jesse Henson.

Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin LLP and S. Scott West...

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