Pa. Appeals Court Rejects New Trial In Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 8:05 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday reversed a county judge's decision to grant a new trial in a product liability suit after a jury found that John Crane Inc.’s products purportedly contributed to his mesothelioma despite its determination that the plaintiff was not exposed to asbestos.

A three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court said plaintiff Margaret Shelhamer, the executrix of the estate of the deceased Thomas Shelhamer, did not follow the proper procedure for objecting to the conflicting 2010 jury verdict involving John Crane, one...
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