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$6.4M Settlement Awarded in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit


New Orleans, LA: A Louisiana jury has awarded $6.4 million to a woman who was diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos manufactured and sold by Asbestos Corporation Ltd (ACL).

After a seven-day trial, a jury sitting in the Louisiana District Court, Parish of Orleans issued the $6,420,467 verdict in favor of New Orleans resident Mary Morvant. The jury found that Morvant was exposed to raw asbestos fiber supplied by ACL to a local plant owned by Johns-Manville Marrero.

According to the lawsuit, Morvant, a surgical nurse, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in October 2012 after being exposed to asbestos fibers through the course of her work. Morvant, a Louisiana resident, brought the asbestos lawsuit against the alleged manufacturers, suppliers, and installers of asbestos products to which she allegedly was exposed. In addition to the Asbestos Corporation Limited, a Canadian asbestos fiber miner and manufacturer, the other named defendants are five Louisiana residents: Eagle, Inc., McCarty Corporation, Taylor-Seidenbach, Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., and Burmaster Land & Development, LLC.

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Published on Dec-19-13


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