An asbestos defendant should have been permitted to introduce evidence that it had no duty to intervene to protect the plaintiff because of the safety programs implemented by the plaintiff’s employer, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a $17.5 million judgment.
An asbestos defendant in a multiple-exposure case could not be subjected to liability on the ground that its alleged negligence was a “substantial contributing factor” to a worker’s mesothelioma, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a $239,000 verdict.
An asbestos plaintiff’s cause of action accrued upon the first communication of a doctor’s diagnosis of an asbestos-related injury or disease, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from the 3rd Circuit.
A product liability plaintiff produced sufficient evidence linking her husband’s mesothelioma to particular asbestos products to proceed with her claims against certain manufacturers, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled.
Manufacturer Georgia-Pacific could be liable for mesothelioma contracted by a woman who claimed she was exposed to asbestos fibers carried home on her grandfather’s work clothes, a Maryland appellate court has ruled in affirming a $5 million judgment.
Rejecting a novel legal theory, a California jury found for defendants Exxon and Ford in a suit brought by a woman who claimed she contracted mesothelioma during visits to her then-boyfriend while he worked at a service station.
The manufacturers of respirators may be liable for failing to warn a shipyard worker of the risk of exposure to asbestos dust while cleaning the devices, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled.
Despite never having worked directly with asbestos products, a general contractor diagnosed with mesothelioma has been awarded $48 million by a California jury.
The wife of an asbestos victim could proceed with a claim for loss of consortium, even though her husband’s exposure to the defendant’s product occurred years before the marriage, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
In a retrial of the largest single plaintiff’s asbestos award in U.S. history, a second jury came back with a defense verdict and awarded nothing.