Verdict announced in Gordon and Emily Bankhead v. Allied Packing & Supply, Inc.
On December 22, 2010, an Oakland jury returned a verdict of $3,970,000 against ArvinMeritor, Inc. (Rockwell International), Carlisle Corporation, and Pneumo Abex LLC for Gordon and Emily Bankhead. The jury found that all three defendants committed malice, fraud and/or oppression; trial will reconvene on January 5, 2011 for determination of punitive damages against ArvinMeritor, Carlisle, and Pneumo Abex. Defendant Kelsey-Hayes (Fruehauf Corporation) resolved the case during jury deliberations.
Read more about the Bankhead verdict here.