This verdict happened last month but we neglected to report it at the time. HarrisMartin reported (subscription required) that an L.A. jury awarded $6.5 million in compensatory damages and $32.5 million in punitive damages. The plaintiffs are the family of a former General Motors employee who died from mesothelioma. The defendant, BorgWarner, manufactured asbestos-containing clutches. We'll keep an eye on this one as it proceeds to posttrial motions and appeal.
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