Conoco Phillips appeals Miss. juries $15M award

Conoco Phillips Corp. has appealed a $15.2 million jury award to an oil and well drilling worker who claimed have gotten lung disease from exposure to asbestos.

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Jan. 30.

In 2010, a Jones County jury ruled for Troy Lofton in his personal injury lawsuit against CP Chem, a division of Conoco Phillips Corp.