Tuesday, November 06, 2007, 9:34 PM
Today, in Cameron v. Merisel Properties, Inc., the Court of Appeals (COA) affirmed a jury verdict against a Cary-based computer company for mold-related illness. Defendant's building had a history of leaks and dampness. The plaintiff was employed there for two years. He contended that toxic molds in the workplace caused irreversible damage to his inner ear organ responsible for balance. The jury awarded $1.6M to him and $200k to his wife for loss of consortium. The COA rejected the defendant's challenges to the evidence of causation.