US Dow to challenge verdict in Louisiana asbestos case

22 August 2013 20:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical plans to challenge a verdict, which found it liable in an asbestos lawsuit, the US-based producer said on Thursday.

Dow said it could be liable for up to a third of the $5.95m (€4.46m) verdict, with the rest being shared by other defendants, the company said.

The case was filed in the 18th Judicial District Court of Iberville parish, Louisiana.

In the lawsuit, plaintiff Sidney Mabile alleged that exposure to asbestos at a Dow Chemical plant caused his terminal cancer, mesothelioma, according to a statement Baron & Budd, the law firm that represented him.

Neither the law firm nor Dow said for whom Mabile worked.

HarrisMartin Publishing said that Mabile worked for a contractor.

In a statement, Dow said, "We believe the credible evidence introduced at trial demonstrated that Mr Mabile’s disease was not caused by his work at Dow’s facility. 

"Dow will now pursue its rights through post-trial motions and the appellate process, and will continue to vigorously defend all asbestos claims brought against the company," Dow said.

($1 = €0.75)

By: Al Greenwood
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