Jury Awards $200 Million Asbestos Verdict in Case Involving Certainteed
By: Chris Placitella @ May 13, 2010
In an extraordinary case, a California jury awarded Rhoda and Bobby Evans $200 million in punitive damages against Certainteed Corp. in a Los Angeles courtroom. This was the second phase of the trial. In the first phase of trial, the same jury awarded the Evans family $8.6 million with a 70% allocation of responsibility to the same company Under California law, a jury must first decide whether a company is responsible for causing the plaintiff’s injuries. If the jury finds that the company is responsible, the jury may award compensatory damages for pain and suffering and economic loss to the individual. The second phase of the trial involves a determination as to whether the conduct of the company was so bad that the jury believes that. This is what is referred to as the punitive damage case.
Congratulations to my friends and colleagues Bill Levin, Laurel Simes and Scott Hames who represent the Evans family.
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