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Owens-Illinois, Inc. v. Zenobia
Court of Appeals of Maryland
601 A.2d 633 (1992)
William Zenobia and another (plaintiffs) sued Owens-Illinois, Inc. (defendant), alleging that the asbestos manufactured by Owens-Illinois caused them harm. The jury was instructed that punitive damages could be awarded upon a finding of implied malice, which required a finding that Owens-Illinois’ conduct was grossly negligent. The jury found in favor of the plaintiffs, and awarded punitive damages, and the appellate court affirmed the award of punitive damages. Owens-Illinois appealed the punitive damages award.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Eldridge, J.)
Dissent (Bell, J.)
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