Plaintiffs' attorneys who won $38.8 million in West Virginia's first class action toxic tort case have agreed to settle for a fraction of that amount after a federal appeals court ruled their original victory was based on the testimony of a witness who didn't know what he was talking about. FMC Corp. offered to settle the matter for $1.35 million with plaintiffs, who alleged they were harmed by an acidic chemical plume.
Legal Fight Over Chemical Leak Ends With Whimper
The National Law Journal
June 4, 2002