Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Barrera et al. v. McDermott International, Inc., et al. (Exposure to Lead-Contaminated Paint)

“On or about August 29, 2003, a proceeding entitled Barrera et al. v. McDermott International, Inc., et al., was filed in the 94th Judicial District Court, Nueces County, Texas, by approximately 550 plaintiffs against MII and affiliates of JRM, alleging exposure to lead-contaminated paint in [the] Harbor Island facility. The petition alleged claims for negligence, battery and conspiracy, and sought unspecified compensatory and exemplary damages. JRMI entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs, and a dismissal was entered by the court in December 2005.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement - approx.
Contractors Involved Penalty
McDermott, Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
SEC 10-K (p. 103 of 141) 8/31/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database