Court Won't Ax Covil's $33M Asbestos Verdict

Law360 (May 1, 2019, 6:37 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge refused Wednesday to overturn a $32.7 million verdict in favor of a former tire worker whose widow says he died of asbestos exposure while working for Covil Corp., saying persuasive and aggressive closing arguments weren't prejudiced.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles said that while the defunct pipe insulation supplier didn't come out of the trial "looking like a model corporate citizen" and counsel for Franklin "Doc" Finch's widow didn't pull punches in arguing that Covil should be held responsible for its negligence, a plaintiff isn't legally required to downplay her arguments or sugarcoat a defendant's conduct....

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