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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Florida High Court: $5.21M Verdict Valid Based On Statute's Damages Definition

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Supreme Court on Dec. 19 reinstated a $5,211,500 award to a man who sought personal injury damages for chemical exposure using a state statute typically applied to chemical damage from pollution to local waterways. The Supreme Court said the definition of "all damages" in the statute covered his injuries (Charles L. Lieupo v. Simon's Trucking Inc., No. 18-657, Fla. Sup.).
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