Honeywell Settles Asbestos Row Before Jury Awards $18M

Law360 (January 30, 2019, 8:31 PM EST) -- Honeywell International on Wednesday said it had agreed to settle claims that its automotive brakes caused a mechanic's fatal mesothelioma, reaching the deal before an Arkansas federal jury held the company partially liable for the man's death.

After deliberating for less than a day following a 24-day trial, the Little Rock jury returned an $18 million verdict on Tuesday partially in favor of plaintiff Michael Lyn Thomas, who claimed that Honeywell and Ford Motor Co. were responsible for his father Ronald Burlie Thomas' death from the asbestos-caused cancer. Honeywell predecessor Bendix Corp. produced the brakes that the jury found exposed Thomas...

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