What do people think of silkwood see opinions and rankings about silkwood across various lists and topics sign in sign up silkwood v kerr-mcgee. Attorneys for the family of nuclear worker karen silkwood charged monday that a federal appeals ruling reversing the $105 million verdict against kerr-mcgee corp will encourage laxness in the nuclear industry a kerr-mcgee attorney, however, denied the charge and said the ruling was logical and. The jury vs kerr-mcgee karen silkwood the ethical issue lack of training insufficient knowledge incorrect storage plutonium storage leads to exposure.
Silkwood v kerr-mcgee corp case brief summary 464 us 238 (1984). The supreme court ruled today that federal law did not bar the $10 million punitive damage award won by the estate of karen silkwood in a negligence suit against the kerr-mcgee corporation. Silkwood v kerr-mcgee trial (1979): selected links & bibliography by douglas o linder. Opinion for silkwood v kerr-mcgee corp, 464 us 238, 104 s ct 615, 78 l ed 2d 443, 1984 us lexis 13 — brought to you by free law project, a non-profit dedicated to creating high quality open legal information.
Case opinion for us supreme court silkwood v kerr-mcgee corp read the court's full decision on findlaw. The killing of karen silkwood: the story behind the kerr-mcgee plutonium case, second edition [richard l rashke, kate bronfenbrenner] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers karen silkwood, an employee of the kerr-mcgee plutonium processing plant, was killed in a car crash on her way to deliver important documents to a.
Silkwood vs kerr-mcgee silkwood's father bill and her children filed a lawsuit against kerr-mcgee for negligence on behalf of her estate. This was the first amicus brief we filed in the us supreme court, helping win a 5-to-4 decision in silkwood v kerr-mcgee that the nuclear power company’s compliance with federal regulations does not preempt – ie, wipe out – punitive damages claims against it for.
The silkwood suit is extolled as important precedent because it arguably gives states and private citizens acting as jurors the right to establish de facto nuclear regulatory policy the court's rationale in allowing punitive damages based on state tort law principles to be awarded against a private. Silkwood v kerr-mcgee corp, 464 us although there was no evidence showing a direct causal connection between any kerr-mcgee neglect and silkwood's minor. A summary of the legal case against plutonium manufacturer kerr-mcgee for exposing workers to nuclear contamination examines the death of karen silkwood in. The taut mike nichols drama silkwood (1983) was based on the real life case of a plutonium processing plant metallurgy worker, karen silkwood (meryl streep), who discovered corporate powers were covering up radiation leaks at oklahoma's kerr-mcgee plant.
Free essay: the story of one of the most famous worker’s compensation cases, karen silkwood vs kerr-mcgee, was the inspiration for hundreds of articles. And in oklahoma, the kerr-mcgee corporation was while whispers accused her of contaminating herself to embarrass kerr-mcgee was silkwood capable.
Silkwood was employed by kerr-mcgee nuclear corp, a subsidiary of kerr-mcgee corp the jury found that the former was the mere instrumentality of the latter we. Audio transcription for oral argument - october 04, 1983 in silkwood v kerr-mcgee corporation warren e burger: we'll hear arguments next in silkwood against kerr-mcgee corporation. Silkwood v kerr-mcgee corporation media oral argument - october 04, 1983 view case appellant silkwood appellee kerr-mcgee corporation docket no 81-2159. This is an undated photo of karen silkwood, an employee at kerr-mcgee nuclear corp she died in a car accident in 1974 forty years later, silkwood's children reflect.
Silkwood was portrayed by meryl streep in mike nichols ' 1983 academy award -nominated film silkwood she worked at the kerr-mcgee karen silkwood the. Silkwood v kerr-mcgee corp, 460 f supp 399 (wd okla 1978) case opinion from the us district court for the western district of oklahoma. To many, karen silkwood posthumously became a martyr for her activism, but her employers at kerr-mcgee insinuated that she was a madwoman who had planted the plutonium in her home and workplace in order to implicate them.Download