Joint Compound Company Urges Rejection Of $8M Oregon Asbestos Verdict
Mealey's (June 3, 2016, 2:37 PM EDT) -- PORTLAND, Ore. — A more than $8 million asbestos verdict resulted from speculation or sympathy given evidence the joint compound in question contained asbestos for only part of the time and the inability of witnesses to place the plaintiff in its vicinity, Kaiser Gypsum Co. told an Oregon judge June 1 (David P. Hoff, et al. v. CertainTeed Corp., et al., No. 15CV23996, Ore. Cir., Multnomah Co.).
(Memorandum supporting JNOV or new trial available. Document #01-160615-011B.)
“It is not sufficient to simply have a witness say...