$5 Million Verdict for Retired Pipefitter in Mesothelioma Trial

After a three week trial and two days of deliberations, a Multnomah County jury returned a verdict against John Crane Inc. The jury assessed $1.93 million in total non-economic damages and $813,853 in economic damages. The jury also found that the defendant corporation showed a reckless and outrageous indifference to a highly unreasonable risk of harm and assessed $3 million dollars in punitive damages. ( Robert and Bonnie Sprague v. John Crane Inc. , 2017 Case No. 15CV14771, Multnomah County Circuit Court)