Settlement Reached in Oil Refinery Catalyst Lawsuits
A settlement has been reached in a group of toxic exposure lawsuits involving more than 80 refinery workers and Defendants Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corporation (HOVIC) and Hess Corporation. The Plaintiffs in the lawsuits were exposed to catalyst dust, which was generated in the oil refining process. The terms of the settlement remain confidential. The settlement was reached after three weeks of trial in the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands, St Croix Division, during which a jury heard the case of four Plaintiffs who worked at HOVIC during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. The Honorable Judge Harold Willocks presided.
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November 23, 2010
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