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MOBILE JURY HANDS DOWN $108 MILLION VERDICT

Nov 2, 2007

A Mobile jury has ordered two companies to pay $108 million in damages for dumping hazardous waste.

Canada-based ShawCor Ltd. and Houston-based Halliburton Corp. will split the damages, ShawCor said in a statement. The money was awarded to Dirt Inc., a company that operates landfills for non-hazardous waste.

Dirt Inc. said in its suit filed in U.S. District Court in Mobile that hazardous waste was dumped in the landfill. ShawCor said it intends to appeal.

Compensatory damages were $100 million, and punitive damages were $8 million.

Russell Hubbard
Posted on Birmingham News

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