Virginia Jury Finds for Railroad Company in Asbestosis Case

ROANOKE, Va. - A Virginia jury has rendered a verdict in favor of a railroad company accused of exposing one of its workers to insulation material that caused him to develop asbestosis. Alderman v. Norfolk Southern Corp., No. 770CL01-000466 (Va. Cir. Ct., Roanoke Cty.).

The Roanoke City Circuit Court jury entered its verdict on behalf of Norfolk Southern Corp. on Dec. 5 after hearing argument from the defendant-employer that 43-year-old plaintiff William Alderman Jr. was not suffering from asbestosis as he had alleged.

Alderman worked for Norfolk Southern from 1977 to 1985, primarily as a car man, and claimed he …


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