• Delaware Jury Issues $40.6 Million Verdict
  • June 20, 2018 | Author: Lynn A. Lehnert
  • Law Firm: Goldberg Segalla LLP - St. Louis Office
  • DELAWARE – On Friday, June 8th, the jury returned a $40.6 million verdict in Larry W. Knecht, et Ux. v. Borg-Warner Corporation, et Al, a Delaware asbestos case. The case was tried under New Mexico law. The jury found Ford strictly liable due to a failure to warn, and apportioned 30 percent fault to the decedent, Larry Knecht, and 20 percent to Ford. The remainder of the liability was apportioned as follows: General Motors and Chrysler (20 percent each) and Johns-Manville (10 percent). Furthermore, the jury awarded $1 million in punitive damages against Ford.