Crane, Others Owe $35M For Asbestos Death, Jury Says

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 5:51 PM EST) -- A New York state jury on Monday awarded a $35 million verdict to an asbestos remover who died of mesothelioma after Crane Co. and others allegedly failed to warn him about the dangers of their asbestos-containing products.

The jury returned its verdict in favor of Ivo “John” Peraica, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma following a career spent removing asbestos from boilers, and who died in December on the eve of his trial, according to plaintiff’s counsel Weitz & Luxenberg.

Crane was found liable for 15 percent...
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