Manufacturer Urges Fla. Court To Chuck $8M Asbestos Verdict

By Carolina Bolado (October 23, 2017, 9:09 PM EDT) -- An industrial manufacturer facing part of a mesothelioma sufferer's $8 million verdict told the Florida Supreme Court on Friday that the award should not stand because expert testimony underpinning the verdict is inadmissible, whether the court decides to adopt a stricter standard for screening expert testimony or not.

Crane Co., which is on the hook for part of the $8 million award, urged the high court to affirm a Fourth District Court of Appeal decision reversing the award because plaintiff Richard DeLisle failed to prove that the asbestos in Crane gaskets caused his mesothelioma.

DeLisle's sole expert on causation, Dr. James...

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