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Widow Says Evidence Meets Jones Act Standard, Supports $10.3M Verdict

Mealey's (September 16, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida appeals court should reinstate a $10.3 million asbestos verdict because evidence of significant quantities of asbestos installed on cruise ships a man spent years living aboard meets the “featherweight burden” in Jones Act cases, a widow argues in a Sept. 14 opening brief (Giovanna Settimi Caraffa, et al. v. Carnival Cruise Lines, No. 3D 15-356, Fla. App., 3rd Dist.).

(Opening brief available. Document #01-150923-010B.)

Giovanna Settimi Caraffa filed suit in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, alleging that Benedetto Emanuele Caraffa developed lung...
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