Man Challenges Punitive Damages Ruling After $20M Asbestos Verdict

Mealey's (February 16, 2016, 2:13 PM EST) -- CLEVELAND — A man awarded $20 million for his wife’s mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure from friction products told an Ohio appellate court Feb. 11 that the judge erred in granting a directed verdict on his punitive damages claim, completing briefing that has involved every-exposure testimony challenges, other evidentiary challenges and issues surrounding directed verdict (Mark Scwartz, et al. v. General Electric Corp., No. CA 15 102277, Ohio App., 8th Dist.).

(Scwartz’ response and reply available. Document #01-160217-029B.)

Mark Scwartz filed suit in January 2014 in...
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