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Parties in Florida Industrial Talc Asbestos Trial Reach Settlement After Closing Arguments

BARTOW, Fla. –– Parties involved in an asbestos industrial talc trial during which a former tile company employee contended that he developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing talc products have reached a settlement agreement, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin Publishing.

The parties reached the settlement on March 16, just one day after a Florida 10th Judicial Circuit Court for Polk County jury heard closing arguments in the case. Hon. Michael E. Raiden presided over the trial, which began on Feb. 22.

Plaintiffs Robert and Lola T. Lord filed the underlying complaint, contending that Robert’s malignant mesothelioma was caused ...

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