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Florida Jury Awards $17 Million For Man’s Bystander Exposure To Drywall Compound

Mealey's (August 14, 2015, 10:57 AM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida jury on Aug. 13 awarded $17 million to a man who suffered bystander exposure to asbestos in joint compound while supervising painting work in Saudi Arabia, while finding one of the two remaining defendants 55 percent liable, sources told Mealey Publications (Roy Taylor v. Georgia-Pacific LLC and Union Carbide Corp., No. 2014-CA-022141, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir.).

Roy and Suzanne Taylor filed suit in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. The...
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