California Jury Returns Defense Verdict For 4 In Asbestos Trial

Mealey's (September 23, 2015, 1:46 PM EDT) -- OAKLAND, Calif. — Four defendants secured a defense verdict on Sept. 21 in an Alameda County asbestos trial alleging exposure to friction parts, including a brake-grinding machines manufacturer (Steve C. Swasey and Virginia R. Swasey v. Asbestos Companies, No. RG15758585, Calif. Super., Alameda Co.).

(Verdict sheet available. Document #01-151007-001V.)

Steven and Virginia Swasey filed suit in the Alameda County Superior Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed Steven to asbestos, leading him to contract mesothelioma.

Steven Swasey was allegedly exposed to asbestos from automobile brakes,...
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