Jury Awards $4M Against Supplier In Mesothelioma Trial

Law360, New York (March 23, 2015, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A New York state jury has awarded a $4 million verdict against Pacemaker Steel & Piping Co. for allegedly supplying asbestos to a Chicago Pneumatic tool manufacturing plant that a former employee claimed caused his mesothelioma, attorneys for the plaintiff said Monday.

After opening arguments in the trial that began March 5, the jury awarded the verdict in favor of former Chicago Pneumatic plant employee Nicholas Dominick against Pacemaker, marking the largest asbestos verdict in the state against a distributor, plaintiffs firm Belluck & Fox LLP said in a statement Monday. The New York jury handed its verdict on March 18,...

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