Miss. High Court Won't Rehear $15M Asbestos Verdict Reversal

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday denied a rehearing request from a former drilling rig worker seeking to hold ConocoPhillips Corp. and Chevron Corp. liable for his asbestos exposure, upholding a June ruling that reversed and remanded a $15.2 million verdict against the energy companies.

The state high court ruled in June that the trial court should not have allowed attorneys for asbestos victim Troy Lofton to read from drilling records that were not among the admitted pieces of evidence in the case, reversing the decision...
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