Leslie Controls Wins Reversal Of Asbestos Ruling

Law360, New York (September 28, 2009, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has reversed a verdict against steam power components manufacturer Leslie Controls Inc. in an asbestos exposure case brought by a former U.S. Navy senior chief machinist’s mate, ruling that the evidence did not support findings of strict liability against the parts maker under state law.

The Court of Appeal of the State of California’s Second Appellate District issued a ruling on Friday finding that Leslie’s role in providing parts used in valve assemblies in ships where plaintiff Richard Merrill worked did not...
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