Texas High Court Revives Widow's Asbestos Claims

Law360, New York (October 25, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court has determined that a state law limiting certain corporations’ successor liability for personal injury claims of asbestos exposure does not let Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. off the hook in a widow's negligence and strict liability suit over her husband's allegedly asbestos-related injuries.

In a 6-2 decision the state’s highest court on Friday reversed the Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth District’s affirmation of a summary judgment victory for Crown Cork and remanded petitioner Barbara Robinson’s case to the trial court...
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