“Popcorn” verdict worth $7.27 million

Chicago LawyerDenver Business Journal
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 4:28pm MDT

A Centennial man on Wednesday was awarded $7.27 million in damages from a federal jury in Denver, which decided his lung disease was caused by the chemicals in microwave popcorn and that the manufacturer should have warned him.

Wayne Watson is the first consumer to win an award against Gilster-Mary Lee Corp., a private label food manufacturer based in Chester, Ill., according to his attorneys from Humphrey, Farrington & McClain in Independence, Mo.

Kroger Co and Dillon Cos. Inc., which does business as King Soopers Inc., also were defendants in the federal lawsuit.

“Popcorn” verdict worth $7.27 million

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