Plaintiff contracted mesothelioma, allegedly from asbestos-concrete pipe manufactured by defendant, a successor to Johns Manville’s asbestos-concrete business.  A $15 million punitive damage award is reversed for lack of evidence that an officer, director or managing agent of defendant acted with malice, oppression or fraud or authorized or ratified any conduct.  Romo v. Ford Motor Co. (2002) 99 Cal.App.4th 1115 doesn’t support plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages under these circumstances.  In that case, the court not only had before it the fact that the corporation as a whole had manufactured and sold a defective product but also evidence of the structure of the defendant’s management decisionmaking processes which allowed an inference that a high level official had approved.  Here, plaintiff failed to present such evidence.  Merely showing that the corporation manufactured asbestos-containing pipe was not enough.