STORY FROM: Asbestos

Missouri Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for 3 Defendants at Conclusion of Take-Home Asbestos Trial

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri jury has reached a defense verdict for Volkswagen Group of America, Ford Motor Co., and Honeywell, rejecting a plaintiff’s take-home asbestos exposure claims, sources told HarrisMartin.

The defense verdict was reached by the Missouri 22nd Judicial Circuit Court for St. Louis City on Sept. 9 after approximately six hours of deliberations.

Judge Steven Ohmer presided over the trial, which lasted a month, sources told HarrisMartin. Defendants Volkswagen, Ford Motor Co., and Honeywell were remaining at the time of the verdict.

Plaintiff Donna Harrison asserted the claims, contending that her mesothelioma was caused by take-home ...



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