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Worker’s wife awarded $208.8 million for asbestos-laced laundry

Like many women of her generation, 68-year-old Rhoda Evans took care of the home, did the cooking and cleaning, and tended to the family laundry, including washing her husband's work clothes during his twenty years at a pipe-cutting job. Years later, she learned those clothes - the ones she insisted he remove and shake out every night upon entering their home - contained microscopic asbestos fibers that will kill her.

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Texas law on asbestos successor liability unconstitutional

A Texas state law limiting corporations’ successor liability for personal injury claims from asbestos exposure violates the state constitution as applied to a widow’s suit alleging that her husband contracted mesothelioma from workplace exposure, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.

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