Goodyear Seeks New Trial After $40M Asbestos Verdict

By Daniel Siegal (August 9, 2018, 10:23 PM EDT) -- A New York jury has awarded $40.1 million to a man with mesothelioma, placing the bulk of the blame for his asbestos exposure on Goodyear Tire, which has asked for a new trial because of "outrageous remarks" made by the man's counsel during closing arguments.

The jury deliberated for roughly two hours following a three-week trial before finding in favor of plaintiff J. Walter Twidwell on Tuesday afternoon, according to his attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy. Twidwell was exposed to asbestos while serving in the U.S. Navy, according to the firm.

The jury awarded Twidwell $40 million in compensatory damages for...

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