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La. Court Refuses to Reconsider Order Remitting Damages in Asbestos Personal Injury Case

NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana federal court has refused to reconsider its order remitting damages in an asbestos personal injury case, saying that it still believes the damages, as remitted, is the maximum sum a reasonable jury could have awarded “considering the specific facts of this case.”

In the April 13 order, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana found that the plaintiffs had failed to provide additional evidence that the court’s prior order was a manifest error of law.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of James Leoma Gaddy, contending that he was exposed to ...

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