Last week a Claiborne County jury rendered a defense verdict in Claiborne v. American Optical.

The trial involved a silicosis case where the plaintiff alleged an injury caused by a respirator product.

The trial began on September 4 and lasted about one week. The jury rendered a unanimous defense verdict.

Walter Johnson, Joe Baladi and other attorneys with Watkins and Eager in Jackson represented the defendant.

Porter and Malouf in Ridgeland represented the plaintiff.

Judge Lamar Pickard presided.