New York Power Co. Zapped With $7M Asbestos Verdict

By David Siegel (October 1, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT) -- A New York state jury has blasted National Grid Generation LLC, the successor to Long Island Lighting Co., with a $7 million verdict in a lawsuit claiming a contractor developed terminal cancer as a result of being exposed to asbestos during construction of a power station.

The jury returned the verdict on Monday after a two-week trial, awarding plaintiff Ralph P. North $3.5 million for past pain and suffering and another $3.5 million for future pain and suffering. North claims he developed mesothelioma after participating in the construction of LILCO's power station in Northport, Long Island, from 1966 to 1972, according...

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