Texas Panel Told To Nix Deceased Judge's Asbestos Suit

Law360, Houston (November 9, 2017, 10:56 PM EST) -- A Texas county on Wednesday pressed a state appeals court to sink a lawsuit brought on behalf of a district court judge who died of mesothelioma after spending his career inside a courthouse that had asbestos, with the county arguing the judge’s estate should have instead brought an administrative claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

Representing Jefferson County, attorney Quentin Dean Price told a panel of the First Court of Appeals that the lawsuit lodged by the widow of former Jefferson County District Court Judge James Farris,...
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