The McLean County trial judge entered judgment in O-I's favor, a judgment that is subject to appeal. Of the damages vacated by this ruling, $9.6 million in compensatory damages had been assessed against all defendants and $40 million in punitive damages had been assessed against Owens-Illinois.
Owens-Illinois is pleased with this ruling. The ruling is consistent with O-I's position that it did not conspire with anyone concerning asbestos health hazards. It also is consistent with a prior Illinois Supreme Court decision that granted Owens-Illinois judgment in a similar case. Owens-Illinois did not change its financial outlook after the 2011 jury verdict, and does not anticipate any change to its 2012 financial outlook as a result of this ruling."