Crane Co. Ratchets Down $32M Asbestos Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (August 21, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A New York judge on Tuesday quashed Crane Co.'s protest against a jury's verdict finding it liable for failing to warn a cancer-stricken Navy veteran about asbestos dangers, rejecting arguments that the company was entitled to a government contractor defense but at the same time finding a $32 million award excessive.

New York Supreme Court Judge Joan A. Madden denied Crane’s motion for a judgment in its favor as a matter of law, but vacated the panel’s $32 million pain and suffering award for pleural mesothelioma...
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