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St. Louis jury reaches defense verdicts in take-home asbestos exposure case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 21, 2016

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ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis jury reached defense verdicts for three defendants in an asbestos lawsuit alleging take-home exposure.

The trial took nearly a month, beginning on Aug. 15 and concluding on Sept. 9 with three defense verdicts in favor of defendants Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Honeywell International.


Judge Steven Russell Ohmer presided over the trial.

Ford Motor Company was represented by Rodney Loomer of Turner Reid in Springfield, Mo.

Honeywell was represented by Anthony Springfield of Polsinelli PC in Kansas City, Mo.

Volkswagen was represented by Tracy Jon Cowan of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young in St. Louis.

Plaintiff Donna Harrison filed her complaint on May 27, 2015, alleging she developed mesothelioma from take-home exposure to asbestos. She claims she breathed in asbestos fibers from family members’ clothing.

She was represented by Carson Menges of Flint & Associates in Glen Carbon.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1522-CC09759

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