Moving On, Despite Pandemic: In a Rare In-Person Trial, Louisiana Jury Awards $10.3M Asbestos Verdict

A jury in New Orleans awarded $10.3 million on Wednesday in the first in-person asbestos trial to take place in Orleans Parish Civil District Court since the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy photo)

In a rare in-person trial, a New Orleans jury awarded $10.3 million to a man who claimed he contracted mesothelioma after years of asbestos exposure working as a longshoreman.