STORY FROM: Asbestos
Exxon Liable for Asbestos-Related Deaths, Louisiana Jury Finds
December 1, 2000
PLAQUEMINE, La. - In what is being called a rare asbestos liability verdict, a Louisiana jury has awarded a total of $9.25 million to the families of two former Exxon workers who developed mesothelioma and died after nearly 30 years spent working for the fuel giant. Roberts, et al. v. Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp., et al., No. 45,664 (La. 18th Jud. Dist. Ct., Iberville Parish).
The consolidated cases were filed by the families of Robert Harold Durbin and Wesley E. Roberts, who accused Exxon of keeping from its employees information about adverse health effects associated with asbestos exposure, according to ...