Ky. Panel Quashes Asbestos Injury Suit Against Lorillard

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 4:54 PM EST) -- A divided Kentucky appellate court on Friday tossed a suit by a former Lorillard Tobacco Co. cigarette factory worker’s widow blaming asbestos in the air and in free cigarettes for causing his mesothelioma, ruling that an erroneous jury instruction did not prejudice her case.

The Kentucky Court of Appeal majority was unmoved by Wanda McGuire’s challenges to jury instructions and evidentiary rulings in her negligence and product liability suit against Lorillard and Hollingsworth & Vose Co., which manufactured an asbestos-containing cigarette filter that Lorillard used to...
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