Florida Court Affirms Rejection Of $10.3M Jones Act Asbestos Verdict

(October 20, 2016, 12:57 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida appeals court on Oct. 19 affirmed a judge’s ruling setting aside a $10.3 million Jones Act asbestos verdict against a cruise line (Giovanna Settimi Caraffa, et al. v. Carnival Cruise Lines, No. 3D 15-356, Fla. App., 3rd Dist.).

(Opinion available.  Document #01-161026-014Z.)

Giovanna Settimi Caraffa filed suit in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, alleging that Benedetto Emanuele Caraffa developed lung cancer in 2001 after exposure to asbestos while employed by Carnival Cruise Lines as a shipboard electrician.  Benedetto Caraffa, a resident of...
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