Ford Motor Company will not be required to pay the full legal costs of an asbestos victim.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (Australia) – Ford Motor Company has been excused from having to pay the full legal costs of an asbestos victim who previously worked for the company. As reported by The Age, the West Australian Court of Appeal ruled Friday that the automaker would not have to pay the full amount of attorneys fees and court costs for the family of Antonino Lo Presti, who passed away in April from an asbestos related disease.
As noted in the report, Lo Presti was the first motor mechanic in Australia awarded a verdict in an asbestos related negligence case against an auto company. He was awarded $840,000 in damages for being exposed to asbestos while working for the company in the 1970s and 1980s. However, per the court’s ruling, Ford will only be required to pay between 50 and 65 percent of Lo Presti’s legal costs.
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