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A jury in New Orleans awarded $10.3 million on Wednesday in the first in-person asbestos trial to take place in Orleans Parish Civil District Court since the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy photo)

In a rare in-person trial, a New Orleans jury awarded $10.3 million to a man who claimed he contracted mesothelioma after years of asbestos exposure working as a longshoreman.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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