Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Minton v. BP Products North America, et al. (Asbestos Exposure)

Rubert “Bert” Minton worked at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc. (formerly known as Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company) from 1956 to 1979 as a shipfitter and commercial ship repair foreman and supervisor. During his time at the shipyard, Minton worked on 17 Exxon commercial oil tankers, which allegedly contained asbestos. In 2009, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. In March 2011, a Virginia jury awarded him more than $25 million in damages, including $12 million in compensatory damages, $862,000 in medical expenses and interest, and $12.5 million in punitive damages.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $25,361,928
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/14/2011
Verdict 5/14/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database