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Johansen v. Combustion Eng'g, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 21219
Nos. No. 97-8726, 170 F.3d 1320/48 ERC 1703/(11th Cir., 04/01/1999)

The court holds that a district court properly reduced a $15 million punitive damage award to $4.35 million in a nuisance and trespass case against a mining company that contaminated neighboring property owners' streams. The court first holds that the district court did not err in reducing the award without the property owners' consent....

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