Texas High Court Won't Examine Vacated $11M Asbestos Verdict

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear the appeal of a lower court's ruling throwing out an $11.5 million asbestos liability verdict against Georgia-Pacific Corp., with two justices stating their objection to the decision not to take up the petition.

The high court's denial further solidifies the Texas appeals court ruling, which vacated a 2008 trial court verdict ordering Georgia-Pacific to pay $6.7 million in compensatory damages and $4.8 million in punitive damages for exposing Timothy Bostic to the asbestos that allegedly caused his...
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