Boiler Maker Could See $20M Asbestos Verdict Cut To $6M

Law360, New York (May 19, 2015, 9:30 PM EDT) -- A New York state court has set aside a $20 million asbestos injury verdict against industrial boiler manufacturer Burnham LLC and in favor of a now-deceased steamfitter, finding the amount excessive for pain and suffering, and ordering a new trial on damages if his estate does not agree to a reduced $6 million award. 

New York judge Cynthia Kern denied Burnham's bid to reject the verdict or to grant a new trial on the outcome itself, finding that the jury that handed the verdict had enough basis to apportion fault to Burnham for the injuries of Charles Hillyer, who suffered from...

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