Malek v. Blackmer Pump Co., et al. (Asbestos Exposure in Iran)
Farid Malek claimed that several companies—including Fluor, BP, and Royal Dutch Shell—were responsible for his mesothelioma. Malek alleged the defendants exposed him to asbestos-containing products and equipment between 1951 and 1979 at the Abadan Oil Refinery in Iran. In February 2016, a Los Angeles County jury awarded Malek $5.2 million in compensatory damages, for which Fluor and its Fluor Enterprises, Inc., and Middle East Fluor subsidiaries were held 40 percent responsible. The jury also found that the subsidiaries acted with malice and a conscious disregard for workers’ health and safety. The lawsuit settled for a confidential amount before the jury issued a punitive damages verdict and the court entered a final judgment. Malek also settled with BP and Shell.
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