Defense Verdict Reached in Calif. Joint Compound Case

LOS ANGELES -- A California jury has reached a defense verdict for a number of defendants in an asbestos case involving exposure to joint compound products, sources told HarrisMartin. Buccola v. A-1 Enterprises Inc., et al., No. BC412193 (Calif. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty.).

The Los Angeles County jury reached the verdict on Nov. 18 after one hour of deliberations.

The trial was presided over by Judge Helen I. Bendix.

Richard and Joann Buccola asserted the claims, contending that Richard's mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos-containing joint compound products. Buccola claims that he was exposed to the products directly …


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