On retrial, jury erases $322 million asbestos award In a stunning reversal of fortune, a oil rig worker’s $322 million verdict that a jury awarded last year has been erased by a second jury hearing the case on retrial. Last May, Thomas Brown, Jr., who developed asbestosis after working in the oil drilling industry for decades mixing raw asbestos powder with drilling mud, won $322 million against asbestos makers Unions Carbide and Chevron Phillips Conoco. His lawyer, Allen Hossley, had …Read More Leave a Comment
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