John Crane Hit with Record Mesothelioma Verdict in California
By: Chris Placitella @ Oct 20, 2009
John Crane the maker of asbestos valve packing for pumps and a notorious no pay low pay defendant in mesothelioma cases was taken to school in California this week.
In the first phase of the trial, the Jury awarded $16.9 million and found John Crane 70% at fault. The jury also found that the John crane conduct was malicious. A short time thereafter the jury returned a punitive damage award in the amount of $18.3 million. Accordingly the total verdict is now $35.2 million.
The Net judgment (after offset) as to John Crane should be approximately $30.3 million.
Congratulations to Ethan Horn and Jordan Blumenfeld-James on a tremendous result.