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December 30, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles jury has awarded a former Pearl Harbor pipe fitter $1.25 million for a deadly form of lung cancer he allegedly contracted from exposure to asbestos pipe insulation more than 40 years ago. The verdict, which included $500,000 in punitive damages, was one of the few punitive damage awards ever assessed against an asbestos manufacturer in California, and the first in the state to be assessed against Raymark Industries Inc.
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NEWS
August 7, 1987
A Napa County jury awarded a dying man $750,000 in a major victory over the manufacturing company that made the asbestos he claims gave him cancer, his attorney reported. Albert Haberger, 60, the county's first and only public administrator until he retired last December, was too ill to testify at length during the trial due to mesothelioma, an incurable lung cancer whose only known cause is asbestos exposure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles jury has awarded a former Pearl Harbor pipe fitter $1.25 million for a deadly form of lung cancer he allegedly contracted from exposure to asbestos pipe insulation more than 40 years ago. The verdict, which included $500,000 in punitive damages, was one of the few punitive damage awards ever assessed against an asbestos manufacturer in California, and the first in the state to be assessed against Raymark Industries Inc.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Supreme Court today barred asbestos manufacturers from suing the government to recover money they paid to a Navy shipyard worker injured by inhaling the product. The court, without comment, rejected an appeal by two manufacturers in a case from Washington state. Albert Lopez worked as a pipe fitter, pipe coverer and insulator at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington from 1947 to 1984. Eagle-Picher Industries Inc. settled a claim against it by paying Lopez $10,000.
NEWS
February 12, 1989 | DAN SHOMON Jr., United Press International
Medical records stuffed in boxes, in file cabinets and piled on the floor make the asbestos unit of Walter Umphrey's law firm look more like a doctor's office. But the extensive filing system is vital to Umphrey, who has represented more than 4,500 people in lawsuits alleging that they were exposed to asbestos on their jobs and suffered subsequent shortness of breath and cancer. Umphrey, 52, has earned a reputation as the "king of asbestos litigation" in the United States.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1998 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traditional alliances are taking a beating in the smoking wars. Filial piety is too. Consider the latest assault on Big Tobacco--a multibillion-dollar suit against cigarette makers by the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust. The trust, which was spawned by the 1982 bankruptcy of asbestos giant Johns Manville Corp., compensates workers for the asbestos-related diseases that drove Manville to seek bankruptcy protection.
NEWS
August 7, 1987
A Napa County jury awarded a dying man $750,000 in a major victory over the manufacturing company that made the asbestos he claims gave him cancer, his attorney reported. Albert Haberger, 60, the county's first and only public administrator until he retired last December, was too ill to testify at length during the trial due to mesothelioma, an incurable lung cancer whose only known cause is asbestos exposure.
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