High Court Won't Revive $17.5M Exxon Asbestos Verdict

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 3:22 PM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected efforts to reinstate a $17.5 million asbestos verdict against ExxonMobil Corp. in a dispute over the extent to which ship owners are required to intervene in protecting the safety of shipyard workers.

The high court’s decision not to take up the case means a January Virginia Supreme Court ruling that vacated the award on an evidentiary dispute and sent the suit back to trial will stand. A state court jury had found that Exxon failed to warn Robert Minton,...
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