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Ex-Navy Serviceman Wins $12.1M Asbestos Verdict

Law360 (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former U.S. Navy serviceman who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in the 1960s has won a $12.1 million liability verdict from John Crane Inc. and Lone Star Industries Inc.

After five days of jury deliberation, on May 6 a jury in the California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles awarded Charles Cundiff, 66, $10 million for pain and suffering and $506,000 in economic damages for lost wages. His wife, Glenda, was also awarded $1.5...
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