Del. High Court Chides No Damages Ruling In Asbestos Suit

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 2:25 PM EST) -- The Delaware Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a trial court to revisit a decision in which the lower court said it “made little sense” to award damages to a deceased plaintiff for the wrongful death of the plaintiff's mother in an asbestos liability suit.

The case involves two deceased plaintiffs, Bruce Henderson and his mother, Elizabeth Henderson, who operated an automobile repair shop in Louisiana for 40 years. Both contracted mesothelioma, allegedly from asbestos in the car parts with which they worked. Elizabeth Henderson died in...
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