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April 29, 2008

$24.2 Million Verdict in Asbestos Suit Against Honeywell International

A Miami Herald article by Patrick Danner notes a Dade County jury verdict of almost  $24.2 million for Stephen Guilder in an asbestos suit against Honeywell International.  The plaintiff, a fifty-year-old surgeon, was exposed to asbestos when he worked on a farm as a teenager, repairing tractors and other farm equipment, where he was exposed to brake pads made with asbestos.  The plaintiff's theory was that exposure resulted in a rare, fatal type of cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma,.  The verdict was the largest compensatory damages verdict in a  Florida asbestos case involving a single defendant.  Honeywell International is the parent of Bendix, the brake maker. 

MKS

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