Wisconsin Court Finds Judge's Changes To Verdict Improper

Wisconsin Court Finds Judge's Changes To Verdict Improper

MILWAUKEE - A judge erred when he changed a jury's verdict out of fear that evidence of cigarette use influenced it, overriding its finding that a man's conduct contributed to his asbestos-related disease, a Wisconsin appeals court held Nov. 19 (Colleen Lemberger, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., No. 2009AP1180, Wis. App., 1st Dist.; 2013 Wisc. App. LEXIS 960).

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