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Iowa Supreme Court Orders Retrial Of $4 Million Asbestos Verdict

Mealey's (June 13, 2018, 7:36 AM EDT) -- DES MOINES, Iowa — A $4 million asbestos verdict improperly built on closing arguments asking the jury to punish the defendant, so the case must be retried, the Iowa Supreme Court held June 1 (Shari Kinseth, et al. v. Weil-McLain Co., et al., No. 15-0943, Iowa App., 2018 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 59).

(Opinion available.  Document #01-180620-004Z.)

After years of employment in the heating and plumbing industry, Larry Kinseth developed mesothelioma. In January 2008, he and his wife, Shari Kinseth, filed suit in the Wright County, Iowa,...
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