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Calif. Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for John Crane, Triple A Machine Shop in Asbestos Case
June 12, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO –– A California jury has reached a defense verdict in a case involving exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing products, in part finding that John Crane’s failure to warn of dangers associated with its products were not a substantial contributing factor in the plaintiff’s illness.
Judge Brad Seligman of the California Superior Court for Alameda County presided over the trial, which ended in a verdict on May 26. Trial in the matter began on May 1, according to the court’s online docket.
Plaintiffs Roy and Julie Booth asserted the claims, alleging that Roy Booth developed mesothelioma as a ...