LOS ANGELES - Sufficient evidence supports punitive damages of $4.5 million and $9 million against two companies in an asbestos case, as well as the defendants' ability to pay such amounts, a California appeals court held in separate opinions, one filed April 26 (Gordon Bankhead, et al. v. ArvinMeritor Inc., Emily Bankhead v. Pneumo Abex LLC, Nos. A131587, A132985, A131378, A135224, Calif. App., 1st Dist.).