December 13, 2017

Alameda County jury awards $4.6 million in punitive damages against talc defendants

Law 360 is reporting (subscription required) that a jury has awarded $4.6 million in punitive damages, in addition to $17.57 in compensatory damages, in a lawsuit alleging that asbestos-contaminated talc caused a man to develop mesothelioma.  The defendants are Imerys Talc America  and Vanderbilt Minerals.  Vanderbilt has already settled, according to the story.