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N.J. Jury Awards $2.38 Million at Conclusion of Asbestos Trial Against Union Carbide; Declines to Award Punitive Damages

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. –– A New Jersey jury awarded the family of a former chemical compounder $2.38 million in compensatory damages at the conclusion of an asbestos trial against Union Carbide, but declined to tack punitive damages onto its initial verdict at the conclusion of the trial’s second phase.

The New Jersey Superior Court for Middlesex County jury reached its initial verdict on Jan. 22. The later punitive damage verdict was reached two days later on Jan. 24. Judge Ana C. Viscomi presided over the trial.

Plaintiff Thomasenia Fowler filed the underlying claims on behalf of Willis Edenfield. The decedent, ...



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