Ariz. Jury Awards $17M For Navy Worker's Asbestos Death

By Brandon Lowrey (April 22, 2016, 10:35 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal jury on Friday awarded $17 million to the family of a former civilian U.S. Navy worker who died after exposure to asbestos, finding Crane Co. and William Powell Co. were partially liable, the family's attorneys said.

Jurors awarded $9 million in compensatory damages and $8 million in punitive damages, according to a statement released by plaintiffs' firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett PC.

The jury found that Crane bears 20 percent of the responsibility for the compensatory damages, while William Powell is 5 percent responsible. Jurors hit Crane with $5 million in punitive damages and William Powell with $3...

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