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Pa. Jury Finds for 5 Defendants at Conclusion of Asbestos Trial Involving HVAC Work

SCRANTON, Pa. –– A Pennsylvania jury has rejected asbestos claims asserted on the behalf of a former HVAC contractor, finding for the five defendants remaining in the case, including Carrier Corp. and Burnham LLC.

The Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Lackawanna County jury reached the verdict on Nov. 15 after three-week week trial and two hours of deliberations, sources said. Rheem Manufacturing, Hajoca Corporation, Carrier Corp., Burnham LLC, and Lennox Industries Inc. were the lone remaining defendants at the conclusion of the trial.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Robert Horst, contending that he developed mesothelioma ...

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