Friable Thoughts

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Mud-slinging Georgia-Pacific

With all the multi-district litigation and general return to sanity in Texas, one might almost feel sorry for the plaintiff's bar in Texas. And then they get a big verdict like this one against Georgia-Pacific for $9 million in a wrongful death case. According to the article, the decedent died of mesothelioma at the age of 41 and worked with joint compound (a.k.a. "mud") as a child and teen-ager. I guess that means the judge and jury didn't buy that "chrysotile asbestos doesn't cause mesothelioma" argument. Who's feeling sorry now?

Georgia-Pacific hit with $9 million asbestos verdict