Pa. High Court Expands 'Two-Disease' Rule

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT) -- In a split decision, Pennsylvania's high court has ruled that two individuals who sued over asbestos-related increased risk of cancer claims and settled with several companies in 1993 can go forward with lawsuits against a new defendant for claims arising out of the actual cancer diagnosis.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania handed down an opinion Wednesday holding that prior recovery for asbestos-related injuries should not stop plaintiffs — in this case Eleanor Abrams and Marilyn Shaw, whose husbands died of lung cancer — from going after...
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