SC Jury Slaps Celanese With $14M Asbestos Verdict

Law360, New York (October 9, 2015, 6:27 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina jury found Celanese liable for a worker's exposure to asbestos at one of the industrial chemical company's facilities that resulted a fatal case of mesothelioma, awarding his family $14 million damages on Thursday.

At the end of a two-week trial, the jury unanimously handed Dennis Seay's family $12 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages, finding Celanese Corp. negligent in its operation of the plant where Seay worked from about 1971 to 1980. The jury found John Crane, the maker of the some of the asbestos-containing gaskets that Seay said he worked with, was not...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!