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Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corp.

Citation: 14 ELR 20077
No. No. 81-2159, 464 U.S. 238/20 ERC 1229/(U.S., 01/11/1984) Rev'd

The Supreme Court, in a five-to-four decision, reverses the Tenth Circuit's ruling, 12 ELR 20367, that punitive damages otherwise available to a plaintiff under state tort law may not be obtained against the operator of a federally licensed plutonium-processing facility by virtue of the preemption doctrine....

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