South Carolina Jury Tacks $2M In Punitive Damages On To $12M Asbestos Award

(October 22, 2015, 9:09 AM EDT) -- SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina jury on Oct. 8 added $2 million to a $12 million punitive damages award in a case alleging that a machinist suffered exposure to asbestos from materials company Celanese Corp. (Dennis Seay v. 3M Co., et al., No. 2013CP4203915, S.C. Cir., 7th Jud. Cir., Spartanburg Co.).

The verdict came in a case brought by Dennis Seay in South Carolina’s Seventh Judicial Circuit Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos, leading him to contract mesothelioma.

Seay alleged...
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