Pa. High Court Revives Union Carbide Asbestos Suit

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has breathed new life into asbestos-related product liability claims against Union Carbide Corp., reversing a lower court's ruling that the plaintiffs' cigarette smoking-related diseases barred them from proving that exposure to asbestos was the cause of their declining health.

In a ruling Wednesday, the high court said that while portions of the record supported the argument by Union Carbide and co-defendant Allied Signal Inc. that smoking was the root cause of the plaintiffs' conditions, the same record also supported an expert's...
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