Texas High Court Orders GE Asbestos Suit Dismissed

Law360, New York (December 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A trial court in Texas abused its discretion when it rejected motions from companies including General Electric Co. and Ingersoll-Rand Co. that sought to dismiss an asbestos case brought by a plaintiff who claimed that he developed mesothelioma handling pipe insulation at his job in Maine, according to the Supreme Court of Texas.

The Texas court handed down its opinion on Dec. 5, holding that the lower court's denial of the dismissal bids violated the forum non conveniens statute. The high court conditionally granted the petition...
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