Asbestos Trial Results in Award Against a Trade Association

Trade associations face increasing amounts of litigation, and it appears one has now lost an asbestos personal injury case. Thus, an asbestos case in Connecticut has produced a jury award against a trade association for compensatory and punitive damages. According to a news article, a "Superior Court jury deliberated about three hours Tuesday before finding the Tile Council of North America liable in the death of Hannibal "Scottie" Saldibar and awarding his family $1.6 million. Judge Dale Radcliffe then ordered the association to pay an additional $800,000 in punitive damages. …. Although it is a trade association, [plaintiff’s counsel] Kenney said Tile Council of North America developed the asbestos-containing mortar used by tile setters for many years."

Hopefully more information will appear online.



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