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Arizona Jury Awards $17 Million to Civilian Employee of U.S. Navy in Asbestos Case

PHOENIX –– An Arizona federal jury has awarded $17 million at the conclusion of an asbestos trial involving claims brought on behalf of a former shipyard machinist who came into contact with asbestos-containing gaskets and packing in part while working as a civilian employee for the U.S. Navy.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona jury reached the verdict on April 22 after a three-week trial and approximately three hours of deliberations, multiple sources confirmed to HarrisMartin. Judge Susan R. Bolton presided over the trial.

The plaintiffs asserted in their complaint that George Coulbourn repaired and maintained ...

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