New Jersey Jury Hearing Asbestos Case Returns Verdict For Talc, Tobacco Companies

(September 12, 2016, 11:25 AM EDT) -- NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Two tobacco companies and a talc supplier accused of causing a man’s mesothelioma escaped a New Jersey asbestos trial with a defense verdict on Aug. 15, sources told Mealey Publications (Valarie Panzarella v. Lorillard Tobacco Co., et al., No. MID-L-5418-12AS, N.J. Super., Middlesex Co.).

(Verdict sheet available. Document #01-160914-006V.)

After doctors diagnosed Michael C. Argento with mesothelioma, he sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. Argento allegedly worked at Shulton Inc., a cosmetics manufacturer most widely known for its...
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