By Allen Eraut
An Oregon jury returned a $6 million verdict against Kaiser Gypsum, in case with heavy alternative exposures to amphibole-containing insulation. The trial court applied joint and several liability, which is unusual for this jurisdiction, and may form the basis of an appeal.
Plaintiffs: Donald Miller and Linda Miller
Mr. Miller alleged exposure to asbestos while serving in the US Navy and while working as an insulator at various industrial sites including paper mills in Oregon.
Represented by: Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd
Defendant: Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc.
Economic Damages: $1,218,046
Non-Economic Damages: $3,000,000
Loss of Consortium: $2,000,000