$48 million asbestos verdict includes punitive damages

, The National Law Journal

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A Los Angeles jury has awarded $48 million to a California man and his wife after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma attributed to his exposure to asbestos while working on construction sites in Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s.

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    With much needed judicial reforms earlier this year makinge long notorious judicial hellholes Philadelphia and Madison County, Illinois less attractive to venue-shopping asbestos plaintiffs, look for Los Angeles's cash-strapped but still plaintiff-friendly courts soon to be overwhelmed.

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