SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 25, 2014
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
Nucor Corporation (the Corporation) today announced that a Houston, Texas jury returned a verdict on March 25, 2014 against the Corporation, along with five other co-defendants, in an antitrust lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In the lawsuit, plaintiff MM Steel, LP claims the Corporation and the co-defendants engaged in a group boycott of MM Steel, LP. The jury returned a verdict of $52 million in damages against all defendants jointly and severally, which amount is subject to trebling under the federal antitrust laws. The portion of any judgment that Nucor may be required to pay is unknown at this time.
Nucor continues to believe that MM Steel, LPs claims against the Corporation are meritless and that the Corporation acted entirely within its legal rights. Nucor will pursue all available post-trial motions and appeals to seek to have the verdict overturned.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: March 31, 2014||By:|
|James D. Frias|
|Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and|
|Executive Vice President|