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California Jury Awards $7,042,333 To Man For Mesothelioma

(October 28, 2016, 1:49 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A California jury on Oct. 24 awarded a man who emigrated from Italy $7,042,333 for mesothelioma arising from asbestos exposure in construction industry products and found a joint compound manufacturer 25 percent liable, sources told Mealey’s Publications (Peter LaMonica, et al. v. Colgate-Palmolive Co., et al., No. BC604809, Calif. Super., Los Angeles Co.).

Peter LaMonica immigrated to the United States from Italy in the early 1960s.  He used asbestos-containing construction products in home remodeling projects, sources said.  LaMonica eventually graduated from college and...
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