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Court upholds ruling against firm in cancer case; State high court reinstates verdict against company for fatal cancer caused by asbestos

May 22, 2020 - The San Francisco Chronicle

The state Supreme Court reinstated an Alameda County jury's verdict against a pipe supply company Thursday in a suit by a construction worker who was fatally stricken with cancer after cutting pipes that contained asbestos.

Jurors awarded $1.6 million in 2017 to Frank C. Hart, who installed pipes in sewer lines in 1976-77 and was later diagnosed with mesothelioma. A state appeals court overturned the verdict in 2018, saying there was no legal evidence that Keenan Properties, the defendant ...