Part of nearly $90 million asbestos judgment vacated by judge

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Part of nearly $90 million asbestos judgment vacated by judge

2012-09-05

By Edith Brady-Lunny

BLOOMINGTON — A McLean County judge has reduced the jury award related to a 2011 verdict against four companies accused of exposing a man to asbestos from almost $90 million to $8.4 million.

Charles Gillenwater, 59, worked as pipe fitter when he contracted mesothelioma in the 1970s while working at several work sites, including Illinois State University, Bridgestone-Firestone and The Eureka Co., according to the lawsuit filed by Bloomington lawyers James Wylder and Andrew Kelly.

Judge Scott Drazewski ruled Aug. 31 that judgments against Pneumo Abex LLC, Honeywell International and Owens-Illinois are vacated.

A judgment against John Crane Inc. for $8.4 million was allowed to stand.

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