U.S. SC rules against asbestos plaintiff in important case

John O'Brien Feb. 29, 2012, 8:32am


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a legal theory that would have given asbestos attorneys a new industry to attack with lawsuits.

The court ruled Wednesday in favor of companies involved with the design and manufacture of locomotives and their parts. The estate of the late George Corson, a welder and machinist for a railroad carrier, had sued Railroad Friction Products Corp. and Viad Corp. in Philadelphia, alleging injury from exposure to asbestos in trains and train parts distributed by the companies.

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