Pa. High Court Nixes Challenge To State Liability Law

Law360, New York (June 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pennsylvania’s highest court has thrown out the appeal of a closely watched failure-to-warn case based on asbestos exposure, rejecting a distributor's bid to challenge existing state laws that hold every entity in the distribution chain strictly liable for any product defect.

The divided ruling Tuesday by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania dismissed the appeal of I.U. North America Inc. in the case of deceased mesothelioma victim Edward Bugosh, whose widow was previously awarded $1.4 million in damages by a jury in the Court of Common Pleas...
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