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Imerys $4 Million Punitive Award Upheld in Asbestos-in-Talc Case

Dec. 14, 2020, 11:31 PM

Imerys Talc America Inc. failed to convince a California appeals court to overturn its share of a $22 million judgment stemming from a lawsuit brought by a man diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of working for a paint manufacturer mixing talc.

Richard Booker, who worked for Dexter Midland Chemical Company from 1970 to 1992, sued Imerys and others for personal injury and loss of consortium after being diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2015. Booker died from the disease in June 2016, and his wife Cheryl Booker added wrongful death claims and additional plaintiffs to the suit.

A jury found Imerys and ...