Smoking Gun Memo Shows Up in Asbestos Trial

The Asbestos Law Journal has this great post on a huge asbestos verdict in Mississippi a short time ago.  The blog notes that "part of why the jury did so may be because of a handwritten note that indicates one of the defendants engaged in a cost-benefit analysis that concluded it was OK to give people cancer as long as the profit exceeded the cost of the ensuing lawsuits."

Here is the a PDF of the hand-written document at issue.   The operative language is about one-third of the way down the page.