Georgia-Pacific Hit With $9.4M Jury Verdict In Asbestos Trial

By Brandon Lowrey (August 13, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury slammed Georgia-Pacific LLC with a $9.4 million verdict Thursday in a construction worker's lawsuit alleging his work with the company's asbestos-containing products in Saudi Arabia decades ago caused him to develop a deadly form of cancer, finding the company had negligently marketed a defective product.

The jury in Miami set the total amount of damages at $17 million, but found Georgia-Pacific bears 55 percent of the blame for plaintiff Roy Taylor's terminal mesothelioma, and Taylor himself was 15 percent responsible. The remaining 30 percent of blame was assigned to Taylor's employer at the time, who was not a...

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