Washington State Court Affirms $4.5M Asbestos Verdict Against Caterpillar Inc.

(September 24, 2015, 12:23 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A trial judge properly denied Caterpillar Inc.’s motion for summary judgment and new trial after a jury awarded $4.5 million in an asbestos case, a Washington appeals court held Sept. 8 (Betty Estenson, et al. v. Caterpillar Inc., et al., No. 71429-5-1, Wash. App., Div. 1).

After Edwin Estenson died of mesothelioma, his widow, Betty Estenson, filed suit against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. Edwin Estenson allegedly suffered exposure during service in the U.S. Navy between 1948 and 1952 and...
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