1.2 Million Dollar Verdict Against Fisher Controls in Buffalo New York
By: Chris Placitella @ Oct 20, 2009
After 5 weeks of trial against this no pay defendant, the jury returned a verdict of 1.5 million with a 5% share. Fisher was found reckless which means under NY law the defendant is responsible for the entire verdict. This was an extremely difficult case with a 71 year old deceased and widowed mesothelioma client – the plant he worked in had 17 tons of raw fiber shipped to it every year and pipe covering exposure.
The next day the jury awarded 750,000 in punitive damages.