Mr. Joel Rosenberg, was awarded $9 million by a New York jury. Mr Rosenberg had worked as an electrician for his entire career with Alpha Wire Company, a manufacturer of electrical cable that was encased in an asbestos coating. The jury found the wire manufacturer guilty of exposing this longtime electrician to a cancer-causing agent by virtue of the fact that he spent years connecting, cutting and splicing their electrical cable products. The case was decided in December 2007 and is the first where a jury has ruled against a manufacture of wire used in a commercial setting.
This case is the first where a jury has found against a manufacturer of wire used in a commercial setting – and as such, provides yet another benchmark for liability in the industrial uses of asbestos.
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