Miss. Judge Throws Out Record $322 Million Asbestos Award Over Trial Taint


In a head-shaker of a case that went all the way to the state's highest court last year, a Mississippi state court judge has tossed a $322 million jury verdict against Union Carbide and Chevron Phillips. Defense lawyers at Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy and Adams and Reese discovered last year that the trial judge's family was involved in related asbestos litigation.

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