San Francisco Jury Awards Over $11.5 Million in Asbestos Case

A jury awarded over $1.1 million to a Navy veteran suffering from asbestosis and $400,000 to his wife for the loss of his companionship. The defendant, Asbestos Corporation Limited, acted with malice or oppression, according to the jury, which added another $10 million in punitive damages against the company.
( Joseph Garza and Mary Garza v. Asbestos Corporation Limited , 2006 Case No. 438144, San Francisco Superior Court, California)