Miss. Jury Awards Man $322M In Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (May 6, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi state court jury on Wednesday said Chevron Phillips Chemical and Union Carbide Corp. should pay $322 million to a man who allegedly has the illness asbestosis, purportedly the largest ever single-plaintiff asbestos verdict in U.S. history.

If the jury verdict stands unmodified, Thomas Brown, a 48-year-old Brookhaven man, will be entitled to an amount nearly equal to Union Carbide's yearly net income, which stood at $459 million in 2010. One of Brown's attorneys, Allen Hossley of HossleyEmbry, said the verdict is the largest ever...
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