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Court Upholds Verdict Against Lone Star, Affirms Rulings on Holstein Testimony and Allocation
February 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES - A California jury's verdict in favor of a former Naval worker has been upheld despite argument by defendant Lone Star Industries that the plaintiff's alleged injuries occurred in a federal enclave and were supported by expert testimony that should have been excluded by the trial court. Cundiff, et al. v. Lone Star Industries Inc., No. B218420 (Calif. Ct. App., 2nd Dist.).
In a Feb. 9 decision, the California 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that Lone Star failed to provide evidence that plaintiff Charles H. Cundiff's exposure to asbestos occurred in an area of federal enclave jurisdiction ...