5th Circ. Affirms Exxon Asbestos Case Dismissal

Law360, New York (August 4, 2009, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of an indemnification suit Exxon Mobil Corp. brought against a construction company whose employees sued the oil giant alleging asbestos-related injuries after work on a refinery.

In an opinion Friday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision dismissing the declaratory judgment suit Exxon brought against construction company Turner Industries Group LLC. The appeals court said it was reviewing the decision for abuse of discretion, which did not...
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