TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 16, 2019
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Tennessee Valley Authority contractor Jacobs Engineering’s request to appeal the lawsuit brought by cleanup workers from the Kingston coal ash spill, Knoxnews reports. Jacobs is accused of failing to protect workers hired to cleanup the 2008 spill, which left more than 400 workers sick or dead, and a trial court in one of the suits sided with the workers. Jacobs attacked the jury’s verdict and U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan’s verdict form as legally flawed and asked the 6th Circuit to hold a hearing on its complaints with both.