6th Circ. Flips Garlock Asbestos Loss Due To Scant Proof

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday that a lower court should have overturned a jury verdict against Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC because the plaintiff had not shown that Garlock's asbestos-containing gaskets were a significant cause of his mesothelioma.

In a 2-1 vote, the appeals court panel found that a Kentucky federal judge erred by not granting Garlock judgment as a matter of law after a jury awarded $516,000 to deceased pipefitter Robert Moeller and his widow Olwen Moeller.

The Sixth Circuit ruled that the plaintiffs' experts had...
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