Miss. High Court Stays Biggest-Ever Asbestos Verdict

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The largest asbestos verdict ever may be in jeopardy following a stay the Mississippi Supreme Court issued Wednesday based on Union Carbide Corp.'s allegations that the trial judge's “blatant conflict of interest” influenced the outcome of the $322 million suit.

The court asked for further filings from Union Carbide, the plaintiff and state court Judge Eddie H. Bowen before it makes a decision about whether the judge should have recused himself from the case.

Union Carbide claimed in a July 15 motion for an emergency hearing...
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