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A California appeals court affirmed a $13 million wrongful death judgment against Hillshire Brands, from the estate of a man who died of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure at 61; he was exposed to it as a child in a company town, but the disease has a long latency period.

SAN FRANCISCO — A California appeals court affirmed a $13 million wrongful-death judgment against Hillshire Brands, awarded to the estate of a man who died of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure at 61; he was exposed to it as a child in a company town, but the disease has a long latency period.

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