The $12.1M Jury Verdict That Caught Even Plaintiffs Counsel Off-Guard
After the verdict in this asbestos case, the jury determined that punitive damages were justified. Following that, Judge Christopher Rothgery added $6 million for punitive damages against John Crane.
A $12.1 million verdict in a wrongful death case over mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure surprised even the winning lawyers.
The jury came back in under two hours after a three-week trial in Ohio’s Lorain County Court of Common Pleas, according to Houston-based lead plaintiffs counsel Holly Peterson of Simon Greenstone Panatier. She tried the case with Frank Wathen and Sean Kerley of Simon Greenstone, and local counsel Joshua Grunda of Bevan & Associates.
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