New York Jury Hits Hennessy With $25M Asbestos Verdict

Mealey's (October 1, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A New York state jury on Sept. 25 awarded $25 million to a man for his mesothelioma, holding brake-grinding machine manufacturer Hennessy Industries Inc. 86 percent liable for the man’s injury (Walter Miller v. BMW of North America LLC, et al., No. 190087/2014, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

(Verdict sheet available. Document #01-151007-013V.)

Sources said it was the third ever asbestos case taken to verdict against Hennessy.  In August, a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury awarded the plaintiffs $588,000 (Marylyn Huckins v....
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