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Ohio Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for John Crane at Conclusion of Asbestos Trial

CLEVELAND –– An Ohio jury has reached a defense verdict for John Crane after a two-week trial in which the plaintiffs said that regular work with asbestos-containing gaskets and packing products caused the development of mesothelioma.

The Ohio Court of Common Pleas for Cuyahoga County jury reached the verdict on April 4, after two hours of deliberations. The Honorable Harry Hanna presided over the trial.

Plaintiffs Ralph W. Sivert and Sandra Sivert asserted the underlying claims, contending that Ralph Sivert’s “regular” work with John Crane’s asbestos-containing gasket and packing products at Dayton Power & Light powerhouses in the 1970s ...



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