New Trial Not Warranted In Chemical Injury Case, Judge Says; Error Not Committed
(July 15, 2016, 2:43 PM EDT) -- JOPLIN, Mo. — A federal judge in Missouri on July 13 denied a motion for new trial in a chemical exposure injury case filed by the companies that were hit with a $20.6 million combined damages award on grounds that the evidence did not warrant a new trial and the compensatory damages award was not “excessive or disproportionate” (Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA Inc., et al., No. 13-5032, W.D. Mo.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90541).