In a bit of a David vs. Goliath scenario, Philadelphia firm Berger & Montague helped secure a $554 million verdict last month in a class action suit against two companies that ran a government-owned nuclear weapons production plant until its closure in 1989.

The jury in the federal district court in Denver found for nearly 12,000 property owners whose health and property values were affected by plutonium knowingly leaked on the plant site, according to court documents.

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