Former C&H Sugar Employee's $5.5M Asbestos Win Stands

Law360, Los Angeles (March 27, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Tuesday refused John Crane Inc.'s bid to overturn a $5.5 million jury verdict in favor of a man who claims he contracted incurable mesothelioma while working as a mechanic at a C&H Sugar Co. Inc. refinery and power plant that used JCI gaskets.

Judge Amy Hogue denied the motion by JCI, which made asbestos-containing parts for the facility, which claimed there wasn't enough evidence at trial for jurors to give an award to Richard A. Keeney and his domestic partner Howard...
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