Retrial of California Asbestos Case Ends in $8.6 Million Verdict
December 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Superior Court jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a deceased refinery worker who allegedly contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos dust from defendant Crown, Cork & Seal’s thermal insulation products.
The jury delivered their verdict Dec. 13 after a 17-day trial, awarding $5 million in economic and non-economic damages and $3.6 million in punitive damages to the family of William Saller. Crown, Cork and Seal Company Inc. was the only trial defendant.
Trial took place before Superior Court Justice Anthony J. Mohr. Jurors were said to have deliberated for approximately two …
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