Jury Favors Union Carbide In $322M Asbestos Case

By Greg Ryan (April 27, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi jury sided with Union Carbide Corp. in an asbestos suit Wednesday, marking the final step in the company's stunning reversal of fortune that saw it escape a $322 million verdict after calling into question a judge's impartiality.

The jury in Jones County found in Union Carbide's favor on each of plaintiff Thomas Brown's claims in the week-and-a-half long trial.

A jury in another Mississippi county originally called for Union Carbide and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. to pay $300 million in punitive damages and $22 million in compensatory damages to Brown almost exactly a year ago. One of Brown's attorneys...

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