Couple Wins $20M Asbestos Verdict

Law360, New York (March 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California couple was awarded $20 million on Tuesday by a San Francisco jury, which found that Georgia Pacific Corp.'s asbestos-ridden joint compound caused the wife to develop mesothelioma, a debilitating form of cancer in the lining of the lungs.

Georgia Pacific will pay the largest bulk of the verdict, at 30%, because the jury found that the company knew of the dangers of asbestos and still sold the joint compound that contained asbestos dust.

Bondex Inc., CertainTeed Corp., Durabond products Ltd. and Kaiser Gypsum were...
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