Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee
Significance, Near Disaster, Commercial Nuclear Energy
Estate of Karen Silkwood
Kerr-McGee Nuclear Company
Damages for negligence leading to the plutonium contamination of Karen Silkwood.
Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff
Gerald Spence, Arthur Angel, James Ikard
Chief Defense Lawyers
Elliott Fenton, John Griffin, Jr., Larry D. Ottoway, William Paul, L. E. Stringer, Bill J. Zimmerman
Frank G. Theis
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Date of Decision
18 March 1979
Defendant was found negligent and was ordered to pay $505,000 actual damages, $10 million punitive damages.
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