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GENERAL MOTORS BRAKE LININGS CONTRIBUTED TO ASBESTOS DISEASE

 WAYNE, Pa., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A California jury recently determined that asbestos-containing brake linings manufactured and sold by General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) contributed to a 73-year-old plaintiff's asbestos-related lung disease, according to this week's issue of the newsletter, Mealey's Litigation Reports: Asbestos.
 While determining that General Motors was 1 percent at fault in the case, the jury also found that the GM brake linings were defective and failed to perform as safely as the ordinary consumer would expect because respirable asbestos fibers were released into the air.
 Damages returned by the jury totaled $850,000. GM's share of the verdict still has to be determined based on California law.
 Mealey Publications reports on asbestos litigation twice monthly. Other stories in this week's issue focused on Westinghouse Electric Corp.; punitive damage awards; fear of cancer evidence; and a possible settlement of future asbestos claims.
 For a free copy of this week's issue and subscription information, call Scott Jacobs at 215-688-6566 or fax your request to 215-688-7552.
 Mealey Publications also publishes litigation reports on toxic torts, lead litigation, environmental insurance coverage, asbestos property actions, insurance bad faith, breast implants, punitive damages, reinsurance, the Americans with Disabilities Act, insurance insolvency, intellectual property, directors and officers, Superfund, and international arbitration.
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