Court Affirms $20M Asbestos Verdict, Orders Trial On Punitive Damages

(June 23, 2016, 1:45 PM EDT) -- CLEVELAND — A court erred in granting a directed verdict on a punitive damage claim but properly admitted expert testimony that the defendant improperly construed as suggesting that “every exposure” to asbestos leads to mesothelioma, an Ohio appeals court held May 26 in affirming a $20 million verdict (Mark Schwartz, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., et al., No. 103377, Ohio App., 8th Dist.).

Mark Schwartz filed suit in January 2014 in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that the numerous named defendants’ conduct...
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