Judge Orders New Trial After Oregon Trial Ends With $3,957,672.70 Verdict

(September 24, 2015, 12:25 PM EDT) -- PORTLAND, Ore. — Three defendants are entitled to a new trial after being hit with an asbestos verdict of almost $4 million, a judge in Oregon ruled Aug. 24 in vacating judgments (Robert J. Golik v. CBS Corp., et al., No. 1308-11192, Oregon Cir., Multnomah Co.).

Robert Golik sued numerous companies in the Multnomah County, Ore., Circuit Court, claiming that their conduct exposed him to asbestos, leading to his mesothelioma. Golik died, and the action was continued by his widow, Alice Golik, and his children, Jennifer,...
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