Report: Miss. jury hands out largest asbestos verdict ever

Jessica M. Karmasek May 10, 2011, 5:30am


RALEIGH, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A Smith County, Miss., jury last week awarded a Mississippi man the largest asbestos verdict in U.S. history -- $322 million.

The man, Thomas Brown Jr. claimed he inhaled asbestos dust while mixing drilling mud sold and manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., or CP Chem, and Union Carbide Corp.

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