Trial Win for Rebecca Schupbach

In a two-week trial ending on January 28, 2016, Rebecca Schupbach successfully defended a major engineering firm in a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of its design of the LG&E power plants.  In a decisive win, Rebecca established her client's designs complied with the state of the art for the design of power plants during the time period in question (1950-mid 1970's).  The plaintiff had sought $70 million dollars against Rebecca's client and two large equipment manufacturers based upon the specification and use of asbestos-containing thermal insulation systems during a time period when such materials were in widespread use in industry and households.  The jury rejected the plaintiff's claims of engineering negligence against Rebecca's client and strict liability and negligence against the equipment manufacturers and rendered a verdict for all defendants.