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Florida Judge Rejects Challenges, Confirms Jury’s $21M Mesothelioma Verdict

(November 8, 2016, 12:20 PM EST) -- MIAMI — A Florida judge on Oct. 20 refused to grant directed verdict or a new trial to a contractor hit with a more than $21 million asbestos verdict for exposures at a power plant (Richard Batchelor and Regina M. Batchelor v. American Optical Corp., et al., No. 16-000012 CA 42, Fla. Cir., Miami-Dade Co.).

(Order available.  Document #01-161109-017R.)

Doctors diagnosed Richard Batchelor with mesothelioma in December 2015.  Richard and Regina Batchelor subsequently sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to the asbestos he claims...
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