Court Affirms $2.75M Lung Cancer Award But Reduces Liability By Half

BATON ROUGE, La. - Evidence of a premises owner's liability allowed for the otherwise untimely naming of a defendant who ended up at trial, and the evidence supports a jury's award against it on lung cancer claims, but the liability must be split between the two entities, a Louisiana court held Sept. 16 (Alfred Watts and Rosa Lee Watts v. Georgia-Pacific Corp., et al., No. 2012 CA 0620, La. App., 1st Dist.; 2013 La. App. LEXIS 1863).

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