How They Won It: O'Melveny Locks A High Court Win For Viad

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT) -- Representing Viad Corp. in a closely watched asbestos exposure case, O'Melveny & Myers LLP attorneys faced the unusual task of persuading the U.S. Supreme Court that the Federal Railroad Administration held exclusive powers the solicitor general insisted it lacked.

Viad and the Railroad Friction Products Corp. were battling allegations that their locomotive products exposed a railway repair worker to asbestos and caused him to suffer mesothelioma.

The Supreme Court held Feb. 29 that the worker's design defect and failure to warn claims were preempted by the...
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