Calgon Carbon Plans Appeal of ADA-ES Case

Calgon Carbon recently received an adverse verdict from the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in Calgon Carbon Corp. v. ADA-ES, Inc. The jury awarded ADA-ES $12 million, consisting of $3 million for past and $9 million for future damages.

The litigation concerned a contract awarded to Calgon Carbon in March 2008 by a major U.S. power generator for the supply of powdered activated carbon for the removal of mercury from flue gas. Calgon Carbon disputed ADA-ES’s claim that it had earned a commission for the contract based on a memorandum of understanding between the two companies that was terminated in August 2007.

“We were surprised and very disappointed by the jury’s verdict,” said John S. Stanik, chair, president and chief executive officer of Calgon Carbon. “We believe that there are several grounds for appeal, and we will vigorously pursue them.”

Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., provides services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.

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