Wash. Jury Awards $10.2 Million in Dryer Felt Asbestos Case

  • Verdict Sheet

SEATTLE -- A Washington jury has awarded $10.2 million to a former paper plant worker who claimed that his exposure to asbestos in dryer felts caused him to develop mesothelioma, sources confirm to HarrisMartin. Barabin, et al. v. AstenJohnson Inc., et al., No. C07-1454 (W.D. Wash.).

Jurors in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington reached the verdict on Nov. 19 after a three-week trial in which Scapa Dryer Fabrics Inc. and AstenJohnson Inc. were the remaining defendants, according to the verdict sheet.

Judge Robert S. Lasnik presided over the trial.

The claims were asserted by …


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