Owens-Illinois Hit With $27.3M Jury Verdict In Asbestos Suit

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT) -- A California jury awarded a woman with mesothelioma $11 million in punitive damages Wednesday in a lawsuit against Owens-Illinois Inc. over her alleged exposure to asbestos on her ex-husband's work clothing, a penalty that comes on top of $16.3 million in other damages assessed in May.

The plaintiff, Rose-Marie Grigg, claimed Owens-Illinois and a host of other companies made asbestos-containing products — including Owens-Illinois' Kaylo-brand insulation products — that her onetime husband came into contact with in his work as an insulator and in other positions....
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