CORRECTED: NJ Appeals Court Scraps Exxon's $1.8M Asbestos Judgment

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Wednesday freed Exxon Mobil Corp. and Foster Wheeler LLC from a suit filed by the estate of a man diagnosed with mesothelioma after doing repair work on an Exxon boiler, vacating a jury's $1.77 million judgment against Foster Wheeler.

A three-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court's Appellate Division upheld a jury's determination that Exxon could not be held liable for independent contractor Walter J. Barile's exposure to asbestos while repairing an Exxon boiler custom-designed by Foster Wheeler. The...
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