Black & Decker Sinks Suit Claiming Tools Released Asbestos

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 8:49 PM EST) -- A Connecticut state court ruled Tuesday that Stanley Black & Decker Inc. cannot be held liable for asbestos exposure allegedly caused by its grinders and shop vacuum because the products could be used in ways that would not release asbestos.

Judge Barbara Bellis granted summary judgment to Black & Decker in a lawsuit brought by a former auto mechanic on behalf of himself and his deceased wife, who allegedly contracted mesothelioma in part through direct exposure to asbestos while working at her husband's garage. The plaintiff,...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.