Missouri Court Affirms $4 Million Asbestos Verdict Against Product Distributor

(September 24, 2015, 1:06 PM EDT) -- JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sufficient evidence supports a jury’s $4 million award against a distributor of asbestos products and the judge’s decision to apply joint tortfeaser status to only three of the settling defendants under Maryland law, a Missouri appeals court held Sept. 22 (Lawrence Foreman, et al. v. A.O. Smith Corp., et al., No. ED101525, Mo. App.; 2015 Mo. App. LEXIS 940).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151007-005Z.)

Lawrence Foreman in February 2013 sued 57 companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos, leading him to contract...
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