Court Tosses Asbestos Verdict Over Jury Instructions

Law360, New York (August 30, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court has tossed out a jury verdict against a refinery worker exposed to asbestos, saying the lower court shouldn't have excluded the "consumer expectations" test from the jury instructions.

A three-judge panel of the Second Appellate Division of the California Court of Appeal ruled Monday that the Los Angeles Superior Court improperly withheld jury instructions for the consumer expectations test from a jury, which went on to rule for Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. in an asbestos exposure dispute with a...
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