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Mississippi Court of Appeals Refuses to Rehear Appeal of $1.7 Million Silica Verdict Against Mississippi Valley Silica Co.

JACKSON, Miss. –– A Mississippi appellate court has rejected the chance to revisit an earlier order in which it affirmed a $1.7 million silica verdict against Mississippi Valley Silica Co. and rejected the defendant’s position that the plaintiff did not have standing to bring the claims and that she failed to establish that the decedent was exposed to the company’s silica and sand.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals denied the motion for rehearing on Feb. 21.

According to the plaintiffs, Howard Barnett worked for Mississippi Steel and Iron Company for approximately 10 years. During this time, Barnett worked in ...

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