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Companies hit with $18 million verdict for exposing mechanic to asbestos

An Arkansas federal jury awarded a deceased mechanic’s son $18 million after finding that Honeywell International, among other parties, were responsible for causing his father’s fatal mesothelioma, Law360 reports. Ronald Burlie Thomas filed a lawsuit against 11 companies including Honeywell and Ford Motor Company. He died at the age of 72 in December 2017. Following Mr. Thomas’ death, his son, Michael Lyn Thomas, stepped in as the plaintiff. Ronald Thomas claimed that he was exposed to asbestos in materials he used while working as a mechanic. Honeywell’s predecessor, Bendix Corp., made the brakes that the jury determined were the source ... Read More

Honeywell under fire

Honeywell International, Inc. is under fire from the U.S. Justice Department for manufacturing defective material used in bulletproof vests used by the country’s law enforcement and military personnel. The Associated Press reports the material, Zylon Shield, degrades quickly over time, especially in hot and humid conditions, making vests in which it is used less effective or unsafe. The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Honeywell, saying the company had scientific data that showed Zylon Shield would not hold up long term, and sold the product to the vest manufacturer, Armor Holdings, Inc., anyway, the AP reports. The suit has ... Read More