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Date: 03-06-2002

Case Style: Estate of Leonard Dale Cox v. DuPont

Case Number: Unknown

Judge: Unknown

Court: Kanawha County, West Virginia

Plaintiff's Attorney: Unknown

Defendant's Attorney: Unknown

Description: Product liability claim by the estate of 53-year-old banker who died from mesothelioma despite the fact that he never worked with the mineral in any form. The plaintiffs alleged that Mr. Cox was exposed to asbestos as a result of this father bringing it home from work at DuPont's Belle plant in the 1940s and 50s.

Outcome: Jury verdict in the amount of $6.4 million including $1.7 million for Cox's lost earnings, $2 million for Cox's widow, $300,000 to each of his two children for their loss, another $2 million for his pain and suffering and $118,000 for medical bills.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unavailable

Defendant's Experts: Unavailable

Comments: None

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