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Exxon escapes $17.5M asbestos judgment

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 ...

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‘Substantial factor’ test rejected for asbestos cases

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.

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