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Los Angeles Jury Awards $200 Million in Punitive Damages for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A Los Angeles jury on April 29 awarded $200 million in punitive damages to go along with $8.8 million in compensatory damages to a woman who contracted mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos on her husband’s clothing ( Rhoda Evans, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton...

Illinois Jury Returns $89.6 Million Asbestos Verdict

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- An Illinois jury on March 11 returned an $89.6 million verdict against four defendants after finding that three of them conspired to conceal the dangers of asbestos and that one negligently exposed a man to the asbestos that caused his mesothelioma, sources told Mealey Publications...

Virginia Jury Returns $25 Million Verdict Against Exxon Mobil

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - (Mealey's) A Virginia jury on March 17 returned a $25 million verdict for a man exposed to asbestos while repairing Exxon Mobil Corp. ships at Newport News Shipbuilding, sources told Mealey Publications ( Bert Minton v. Exxon Mobil Corp. , No. CL0901505F-15, Va. Cir., Newport...

Mississippi Jury Awards Man $322 Million In Asbestos Lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A jury has awarded $322 million to a Mississippi man who claimed he inhaled asbestos dust while mixing drilling mud sold and manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Union Carbide Corp. Allen Hossley, an attorney who represented Thomas C. Brown, said Friday he believed...

New York Jury Awards $51 Million In 2 Asbestos Mesothelioma Trials

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A New York state jury on Aug. 17 awarded verdicts of $32 million and $19 million to two mesothelioma plaintiffs ( Ronald Dummitt, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton, et al. , No. 190196/2010, and David Konstantin, et al. v. 630 Third Avenue Associates, et al. , No. 090134/2010, N.Y....

N.Y. Jury Awards $190 Million To Plaintiffs In 5 Asbestos Cases Consolidated For Trial

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A New York County jury on July 23 awarded $190 million to plaintiffs in five asbestos cases consolidated for trial, sources told Mealey Publications ( Santo Assenzio v. A.O. Smith Water Products , Robert Brunck v A.O. Smith Water Products , Paul Levy v. A.O. Smith Water...