Honeywell, Abex Dodge $18M Asbestos Verdict

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court on Friday overturned a $17.9 million jury verdict in favor of a woman who claimed Honeywell International Inc. and Pneumo Abex LLC were responsible for the cancer she allegedly contracted from asbestos-laden products manufactured by the companies.

A three-judge panel said because the evidence plaintiff Jayne Menssen presented was insufficient to prove Abex or Honeywell conspired with other corporations to misrepresent or suppress the health hazards of asbestos exposure, the companies should have been granted a “judgment notwithstanding the verdict” that was...
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