Owens-Illinois Hit With $27.3M Jury Verdict In Asbestos Suit

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT) -- A California jury awarded a woman with mesothelioma $11 million in punitive damages Wednesday in a lawsuit against Owens-Illinois Inc. over her alleged exposure to asbestos on her ex-husband's work clothing, a penalty that comes on top of $16.3 million in other damages assessed in May.

The plaintiff, Rose-Marie Grigg, claimed Owens-Illinois and a host of other companies made asbestos-containing products — including Owens-Illinois' Kaylo-brand insulation products — that her onetime husband came into contact with in his work as an insulator and in other positions. She was allegedly exposed to the asbestos while shaking out and washing her ex-husband's clothes....

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