Jury Finds for Defense in Asbestosis Trial

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- An Illinois jury has found for Garlock Sealing Technologies at the conclusion of a trial during which the plaintiffs alleged that the decedent was exposed to asbestos-containing gaskets. White, et al. v. Garlock Sealing Technologies, et al., No. 02 L 136 (Ill. Cir. Ct., McLean Cty.).

The Illinois Circuit Court for McLean County reached the verdict on Dec. 1 after a four-week trial overseen by Judge James Souk.

Plaintiff Don White claimed his employment at the Illinois Power Havana Plant for 40 years exposed him to asbestos-containing gaskets manufactured by Garlock. White died at age 75 from …


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