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Calif. Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Union Carbide at End of Asbestos Trial

LOS ANGELES –– A California jury has reached a defense verdict for Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Union Carbide and Elementis at the conclusion of an asbestos trial, rejecting the plaintiff’s assertion that she developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to drywall and joint compound products.

The California Superior Court for Los Angeles County jury reached the verdict on Aug. 9 after a four-week trial and less than two days of deliberations. Judge Robert E. Willett presided over the trial, sources told HarrisMartin.

The plaintiffs contended in their complaint that Christine Pass’ work with and around a number of drywall and ...

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