Honeywell Hit With $10.9M Verdict In Asbestos Suit

By Igor Kossov (June 2, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT) -- Two law firms fighting Honeywell International Inc. in an asbestos suit on Monday said that a Fresno jury of the California Superior Court awarded $10.9 million in damages to the family of a man who allegedly died from mesothelioma caused by a Honeywell unit's automotive products.

According to Worthington & Caron PC, which co-represented the family of mesothelioma victim James Phillips, a jury deliberated for six days before awarding $7.4 million in compensatory damages and $3.5 million in punitive damages. At play were automotive products made by Bendix, which is currently owned by Honeywell.

"Our trial was straightforward," said a statement...

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