Jury Awards $4.5M To Family In Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Missouri jury has ordered three companies to hand over $4.5 million to the wife and adult children of a construction worker who died of mesothelioma after working with the companies' asbestos-containing products more than three decades ago.

After a 12-day trial, the jury in Clay County, Mo., on Wednesday found that Robert Wagner's death was the direct result of legal exposure to the asbestos contained in products manufactured and distributed by Conwed Corp., Simpson Timber Co., and Bondex International in the 1960s and 1970s, according...
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