A plaintiff whose $1.3 million asbestos claim was no-caused by a jury has asked for a new trial because a juror confessed he switched his vote at the end of the 10-hour deliberation, saying that otherwise, “we would’ve never gotten out of there.”

The Hudson County, N.J., jury found by a 7-1 vote that the widow of PATH railroad worker Alan Olson failed to prove that the company’s handling of asbestos hazards was negligent and caused his death by lung cancer. The defense blamed the death on his 31 years of smoking.

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