On December 7th, a jury in Los Angeles found in favor of Plaintiff Mr. Pelleys in the amount of $10.9 million, for injuries the jury found were caused, in part, by defendant John Crane company's asbestos-containing products. Defendant John Crane was found 25% "at fault", which will result in a Judgment in the amount of 25% of the "non-economic" damages, as well as all of the economic damages not off-set by prior settlements. The jury also found the necessary prerequisites for imposition of punitive damages. That portion of the trial begins today.
Plaintiff is represented by the Simon, Eddins law firm, with principal offices in Texas.