Jury Awards $25M In Asbestos Case: Report

Law360, New York (March 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Philadelphia jury has reportedly awarded $25.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the estate of a man who died of cancer after working with asbestos in the U.S. Army and at a rubber plant.

The six-week trial, held in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, consolidated three cases involving deaths from malignant mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos exposure, the Legal Intelligencer reported.

However, confidential settlement agreements were reached in two of the cases before the damages phase, so it is not clear how much...
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