TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 1, 2019
A federal judge has refused to toss out a jury’s verdict against a global contractor accused of poisoning workers who cleaned up the Kingston coal ash spill in 2008, Knoxnews reports. Chief U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan ruled there was ample proof to back up a jury’s November ruling that Jacobs Engineering breached its duty to protect workers who cleaned up the nation’s largest coal ash spill. The Tennessee Valley Authority put Jacobs in charge of cleaning up a spill of 7.3 million tons of coal ash at its Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County in December 2008.