Nissen and Ryan

Facts: Mr. Ryan lost his life and Mr. Nissen was severely and permanently injured when an anhydrous ammonia tank ruptured. The tank ruptured due to a defective weld and it had been in adequately inspected over the years. Plaintiff sued the tank manufacturers and the anhydrous ammonia manufacturers on the basis of failure to warn regarding adequately inspecting tanks.

Settlement: $9.6 million plus $2 million of settlements from settling defendants.