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U. S. Steel Settles Illinois Case.

-- PITTSBURGH, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation announced today that it has reached a settlement in a case in which a Madison County, Illinois, state court jury on March 28 returned a verdict against the company of $250 million, which included $50 million in compensatory damages and $200 million in punitive damages. The asbestos liability case involved a former employee at the company's Gary Works plant in Indiana. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed; however, the total amount of the settlement was substantially less than the compensatory damages award.

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