Navy Vet Wins $2.4M Verdict In Asbestos Suit

By Greg Ryan (July 27, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A 70-year-old U.S. Navy veteran with mesothelioma has won a $2.4 million verdict in California state court against a gasket maker that allegedly manufactured the asbestos-containing equipment he worked on while in the military, attorneys said Wednesday.

William Mansir and his wife, Teri, brought suit against CBS Corp., General Electric Co., Ingersoll-Rand Co. and 18 other defendants in November, alleging they were responsible for materials containing asbestos that he worked with either as a member of the Navy or as a San Diego construction company employee. By the time the jury reached its July 20 verdict, only gasket maker John Crane...

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