Calif. Court Revives Asbestos Suit Against Pump Cos.

Law360, New York (September 21, 2009, 2:42 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has overturned a decision clearing Crane Co. and Warren Pumps LLC from failure-to-warn and design defect liabilities in the asbestos-related death of a U.S. Navy sailor, ruling that a lower court erred in its determination that the pump and valve makers' products were not inherently defective or dangerous.

The California Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District ruled Friday that the argument found persuasive by the lower court — that the products posed no health risk until manipulated aboard the ship...
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