Navy Seaman's $5.6M Asbestos Award Overturned

Law360, New York (April 27, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has freed The William Powell Co. from a $5.6 million asbestos injury award, finding that the asbestos that contributed to a former U.S. Navy seaman's lung cancer was not connected to the metal valve purveyor's products.

A three-judge panel in the Court of Appeal of the State of California ruled Thursday that because Powell only manufactured all-metal valves that were used in connection with asbestos gaskets and packaging produced by another supplier the company could not be held liable for the injuries...
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