Friable Thoughts

Monday, June 06, 2005

Defense Verdicts in Madison County

Madison County has a reputation of being a plaintiff's haven for asbestos cases. Perhaps times are a changin'. A jury actually handed down a defense verdict in a mesothelioma case. In fact, before that happened, the judge almost dismissed the case characterizing the plaintiff's evidence as "weak". So, hat's off to the defense counsel for the prevailing defendant, General Electric and the other defendant, John Crane, who actually got a dismissal. Now, if they could just work their magic in San Francisco and Alameda counties.

Jury reaches verdict in favor of General Electric
Jury rejects asbestos claim