Union Carbide, GP Hit With $22M Asbestos Verdict

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury last week awarded $21.6 million to the family of a 61-year-old man who claimed he contracted mesothelioma after handling a Georgia-Pacific LLC joint compound made with Union Carbide Corp. asbestos.

Jurors found Union Carbide and Georgia-Pacific liable Sept. 16 for negligently exposing Charles Garrison to dangerous levels of asbestos that gave him the rare form of cancer.

Garrison alleged he was exposed to asbestos between 1974 and 1975 while using a Georgia-Pacific joint compound that didn’t contain warning labels stating it contained asbestos....
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