Philadelphia Jury Awards $725 Million at Conclusion of Benzene Trial Against ExxonMobil

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PHILADELPHIA –– A Philadelphia jury has awarded a benzene plaintiff more than $725 million at the conclusion of a trial against ExxonMobil, concluding that the company was responsible for warning a former service station mechanic of benzene-related dangers.

The Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County jury reached the verdict on May 10 after one day of deliberations.

The jury’s award included $725 million to the plaintiff, Paul Gill, and $500,000 in loss of consortium damages to this wife, Diane Gill.

In their lawsuit, the Gills alleged that Paul Gill was exposed to benzene-containing products while employed by Painted …


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