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Federal Jury Finds BNSF Railway Liable for Asbestos-Related Deaths in Montana

  • A federal jury determined that BNSF Railway contributed to two deaths in Libby, Montana, by mishandling asbestos-tainted vermiculite, awarding $4 million in compensatory damages per estate.
  • The contaminated vermiculite, used extensively in the community, has been linked to widespread-health issues, including mesothelioma.
  • The case underscores ongoing legal battles and health concerns surrounding asbestos exposure in Libby, with further litigation expected.