Federal Jury Awards $17M To Widow, Children, In Asbestos Action

(April 26, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT) -- PHOENIX — A federal jury in Arizona on April 22 awarded a widow and her three children $17 million, including $8 million in punitive damages, in a case alleging that their decedent contracted mesothelioma after occupational exposure to asbestos (Sandra Brown Coulbourn v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, et al., No. 12-8141, D. Ariz.).

(Verdict sheet available. Document #01-160427-024V.)

Sandra Coulbourn sued numerous companies whose conduct exposed George Coulbourn to asbestos during employment as a machinist at the Norfolk, Va., Naval Shipyard between 1959 and 1966....
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