Miss. High Court Removes Judge In $322M Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the trial judge who presided over a $322 million jury verdict against Union Carbide Corp. — the largest-ever asbestos verdict — to step down because of his family's connection with asbestos litigation.

In a 6-0 en banc ruling, the state's highest court granted Union Carbide's motion to remove Smith County Circuit Court Judge Eddie H. Bowen because of his parents' previous settlement of asbestos claims with the company and his father's two asbestos suits, one of which is still...
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