Wisconsin Appellate Court Instructs Lower Court to Enter Judgment Totaling $13 Million in Asbestos Case

  • Opinion

MILWAUKEE, Wis. –– A Wisconsin appellate court has affirmed a verdict entered in favor of plaintiffs asserting asbestos claims, concluding that the “evidence was sufficient to sustain a verdict,” and, further, that the circuit court erred in calculating punitive damages.

In the May 7 opinion, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I, concluded that “the punitive damages statute requires doubling the total compensatory damages recovered [by the plaintiff], not doubling only Pabst Brewing Company’s apportionment of the compensatory damages.”

In the order, the appellate court instructed the circuit court to “enter punitive damages in the amount of $11,090,327.10, which equals …


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