Pa. Appeals Court Revives Ford Asbestos Suit

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appellate court has reversed and remanded the dismissal of a suit against AlliedSignal Inc., Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler Corp. alleging a mechanic contracted cancer from asbestos exposure while working in the automobile repair industry.

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania said Friday that the summary judgment finding was based on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County's erroneous decision to exclude expert testimony asserting that the now-deceased Charles Simikian contracted cancer from exposures from his work.

Simikian sued the defendants...
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