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Jury Awards $7.55M in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Asbestos Mesothelioma lawsuit.

New Orleans, LA: A jury in Orleans Parish Civil District Court has ruled that three companies are liable for $7.55 million in damages for exposing former employee Thomas Kenney to asbestos. Kenny has been diagnosed with malignant asbestos mesothelioma.

Mr. Kenney sued Rexam Beverage Can Co., John Crane Inc and Haveg Inc, among others, claiming that he was exposed to asbestos while working in a canning factory and a refinery in the 60s and 70s. The jury hearing his case found John Crane, Rexam and Haveg liable for Kenny's asbestos exposure and Rexam liable for the dangerous levels of asbestos, which was found at its canning factory in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood. The old canning factory has since been refurbished and converted into an apartment complex.

John Crane was found liable for manufacturing asbestos-containing pipes, which were used in the refinery where Kenney worked.

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Published on Sep-29-11


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