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Chemical Co. Makes Deal After $18M Asbestos Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (October 27, 2016, 8:45 PM EDT) -- A chemicals distributor accused of contributing to a man’s cancer from exposure to asbestos-contaminated talc agreed on Wednesday to settle the case, allowing it to avoid the punitive damages phase of a trial that had already yielded an $18 million jury verdict in California state court.

Whittaker Clark & Daniels Inc. agreed to a confidential settlement to resolve a suit brought by Philip Depoian and his wife accusing the company of being partly responsible for his May 2015 diagnosis for mesothelioma, the plaintiffs’ attorneys said Thursday....
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