Fla. High Court Restores $6.6M Union Carbide Verdict

Law360, Miami (October 29, 2015, 9:54 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a $6.6 million jury verdict for a Florida man who claims he contracted mesothelioma by working with materials containing asbestos mined by Union Carbide Corp., clearing up several conflicts in state product liability case law caused by an appellate court's reversal.

In a 5-2 split, the state's highest court rejected the Third District Court of Appeal's application of the "risk utility test" for design defect claims that adds a burden on plaintiffs to prove a reasonable alternative design. The opinion also rejected the appeals court's findings that plaintiff William Aubin had failed to prove...

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