TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 28, 2017
A contractor named in a lawsuit related to the Kingston coal ash spill wants to invoke a clause in its contract that would force Tennessee Valley Authority ratepayers to pay for the company’s legal defense, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Jacobs Engineering is accused of lying to workers about safety risks associated with working on the coal ash spill cleanup efforts, as well as denying workers protective gear and threatening their jobs if they persisted in asking for such gear. The TVA has not responded to whether it will foot the bill or not.