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A district court upheld a nearly $33 million jury award granted to the widow of a man who died from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure.

In Finch v. Covil Corp., the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina denied the defendant’s motion for a new trial on damages on Wednesday, holding that there was no reason to set aside the verdict on liability.

After Franklin Finch, a longtime employee of a tire factory in Wilson, North Carolina, died from mesothelioma, his widow, Amy Finch, sued Covil Corp., a pipe insulation company that went out of business in 1991 and had sold virtually all of the insulation, including the pipe insulation, used during the construction of the tire plant.

Source: Court upholds $33M jury award in asbestos death case | Business Insurance