Conrail Not Shielded From Asbestos Claim: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 6:41 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that Consolidated Rail Corp. may be liable for a former railroad employee's exposure to asbestos, upholding a lower court's finding that the 1973 law that created Conrail does not protect it from the claim.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the district court's decision Friday, clearing the way for the estate of deceased railroad employee Harold Boyd to pursue what the appeals court held to be a personal injury claim....
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