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La. Jury Finds for Defendant at Conclusion of Asbestos Lung Cancer Trial Filed by Former Pipefitter
February 27, 2018
NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana state court jury has reached a defense verdict in favor of Ferguson Enterprises, rejecting claims that the plaintiff developed lung cancer after he was exposed to asbestos-containing cement pipe supplied by the defendant’s alleged predecessor.
The Louisiana Civil District Court for Orleans Parish jury reached the verdict on Jan. 29 after a three-week trial and approximately four hours of deliberations, sources told HarrisMartin.
Ferguson Enterprises was the lone defendant remaining at the time of the verdict. According to the verdict sheet, jurors found that the plaintiff was exposed to asbestos-containing products to such an ...