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$8.6M Asbestos Mesothlioma Settlement Awarded

December 19, 2013

Los Angeles, CA: An $8.6 million settlement has been awarded to the family of the recently deceased William Saller, who died from asbestos disease. According to the lawsuit, Saller allegedly contracted asbestos mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos dust generated by a thermal insulation product known as Mundet, made by defendant Crown, Cork & Seal (CCS), a manufacturer of thermal insulation products. Mundet was used extensively in the refinery where Mr. Saller worked.

After just 17 days, the Los Angeles Superior Court jury reached their verdict December 13 awarding $5 million in economic and non-economic damages and $3.6 million in punitive damages to the family of Saller. The ruling comes after the Saller family lose the case in 2007, but the original verdict was overturned on appeal and sent back for retrial.

The sole defendant in the asbestos lawsuit, CCS, was found 30 percent responsible for the compensatory award and 100 percent responsible for the punitive award.

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