Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Maine High Court Overturns Defense Verdict, Reinstates Punitive Damages Claim

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Maine High Court Overturns Defense Verdict, Reinstates Punitive Damages Claim

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on May 6 overturned a trial court's judgment in a lead exposure lawsuit and remanded the action for a new trial based on the trial court's error in excluding plaintiff expert testimony, in jury instructions on proximate cause and liability and in dismissing claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress and the related punitive damages (Paula Bratton, et al. v. Halsey McDonough, No. Som-12-400, Maine Sup.; 2014 ME LEXIS 70).

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