Black & Decker Sinks Suit Claiming Tools Released Asbestos

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 8:49 PM EST) -- A Connecticut state court ruled Tuesday that Stanley Black & Decker Inc. cannot be held liable for asbestos exposure allegedly caused by its grinders and shop vacuum because the products could be used in ways that would not release asbestos.

Judge Barbara Bellis granted summary judgment to Black & Decker in a lawsuit brought by a former auto mechanic on behalf of himself and his deceased wife, who allegedly contracted mesothelioma in part through direct exposure to asbestos while working at her husband's garage. The plaintiff,...
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