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Jury Awards $27.3 Million in California Household Asbestos Lawsuit
Date:6/7/2013

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013

On June 5, 2013, an Oakland jury completed its award to plaintiffs Rose-Marie and Martin Grigg of a total of $27,342,500 in damages stemming from Mrs. Grigg’s asbestos-caused mesothelioma (Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG12629580). Mrs. Grigg, now 82, was exposed to asbestos in the course of shaking out and washing her husband’s work clothing. Mrs. Grigg’s then husband was an insulator for a company that used Owens-Illinois, Inc. Kaylo brand insulation products from 1950-1958.

Mrs. and Mr. Grigg were represented by Joseph D. Satterley, Andrea Huston, Ryan Harris and Michael Stewart of Kazan, McClain, Satterley, Lyons, Greenwood & Oberman.

Evidence introduced during trial showed that Owens-Illinois, Inc. knew that asbestos exposure could cause death as early as the 1930s and that test results on Kaylo showed that exposure to the asbestos in the product could cause fatal disease.

According to court documents, Owens-Illinois nonetheless advertised Kaylo as “non-toxic” and did not state that the product contained asbestos. Kaylo was packaged in boxes without warning about the health hazards associated with asbestos exposure.

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