California Court Affirms Punitive Damage Verdict Awarded After Retrial

Mealey's (January 22, 2016, 2:07 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A judge did not err in excluding an expert or in retrying punitive damages before a new jury after the first one failed to reach a verdict, a California appeals court panel held Jan. 21 in upholding the almost $4 million asbestos verdict (Patricia Casey v. Kaiser Gypsum Company Inc., No. A133062, Calif. App., 1st Dist.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160203-003Z.)

Patricia and John Casey filed suit in the San Francisco County Superior Court against more than 60 companies whose conduct allegedly caused John...
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