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Asbestos Award Against Shipowner Overturned (access required)

A $12 million compensatory damage award against a vessel owner for a shipyard worker who developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure is reversed by the Supreme Court of Virginia because the trial court erred in excluding evidence the shipyard knew of the danger of asbestos; a $5 million punitive damages award, reduced from the $12.5 million ...

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