From our private database of 22,300+ case briefs...
Meyer ex rel. Coplin v. Fluor Corporation
Missouri Supreme Court
220 S.W.3d 712 (Mo. 2007)
Rebecca Coplin brought a class action against the operator of a lead smelter, the Fluor Corporation (defendant), on behalf of Lani Meyer (plaintiff) and some 200 other children who lived near it. Meyer asserted that she was a member of a class of children exposed to toxic emissions from the smelter. The smelter emitted large quantities of lead into the environment, which is more toxic for children than adults, and often causes latent injuries not discovered until years after exposure. Meyer sought compensatory damages to pay for lead testing and ongoing medical monitoring of local children. However, the trial court refused to certify the class, finding that individual issues would predominate over issues common to the class. Meyer appealed, arguing that the trial court erred in requiring a present physical injury in a medical-monitoring action and focusing on individual-proof issues relevant primarily in personal injury suits.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Teitelman, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 518,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 518,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 22,300 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.