Court: Causation Opinion Admissible, Punitives OK In $6.5M Asbestos Verdict
(March 20, 2017, 2:28 PM EDT) -- FRESNO, Calif. — A judge properly admitted expert testimony that every identifiable exposure to asbestos contributes to mesothelioma, a California appeals court held March 17, while also rejecting challenges involving tobacco use and an award of punitive damages (Charity Faith Phillips, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., No. F070761, Calif. App., 5th Dist.).
(Opinion available. Document #01-170322-014Z.)
In May 2012, Charity Phillips filed suit in the Fresno County Superior Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed James Lester Phillips to asbestos. James Phillips’ exposure allegedly...