A Philadelphia jury has awarded a total of $30 million to plaintiffs in three separate asbestos cases that were tried together last month, though the plaintiffs attorneys say their clients will see a fraction of that money because of prior settlements with the bulk of the defendants.

The reverse bifurcated trials were held together before Senior Judge Esther R. Sylvester, with the eight-member jury coming down with the damages on March 9 and a finding of liability on March 23.

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