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Kentucky Appeals Court Reverses Defense Verdict, Says Jury Instructions Were in Error
December 1, 2000
FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Court of Appeals has reversed a defense verdict for Owens Corning, finding that the jury received inadequate instructions when evaluating the personal injury claims of a man exposed to Kaylo insulation. Crowell v. Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp., No. 1999-CA-000743-MR, (Ky. Ct. App.).
By a margin of 2-1, the appeals court said William Crowell and his wife, Betty, are entitled to a new trial, with a jury that is instructed to determine whether Owens Corning had a duty to warn consumers that its Kaylo product was dangerous.
Crowell was allegedly exposed to Kaylo during his 35-year ...