03/15/2013 03:06:59 PM EST
Divided Panel Reverses JNOV In $5M Asbestos Case As Premature, Unsupported
LOS ANGELES - The evidence supports a jury's $5 million verdict against an asbestos supplier, and a judge violated legislative guidelines by granting preverdict motions as if they were a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV), a divided California panel held March 14 (William Webb and Jacqueline Webb v. Special Electric Company, Inc. and The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California, No. B233189, Calif. App., 2nd Dist.).
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