Win For Leslie In Asbestos Liability Suit Confirmed

Law360, New York (November 20, 2009, 3:22 PM EST) -- A California appeals court has affirmed a ruling in favor of steam power components manufacturer Leslie Controls Inc. in an asbestos product liability suit brought by a former U.S. Navy machinist, finding upon reconsideration that the outcome of a similar case did not affect its conclusion that the parts maker was not subject to strict liability.

The Court of Appeal of the State of California’s Second Appellate District reissued its initial opinion on Tuesday after considering a challenge by the plaintiff's attorney, who argued that the...
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