Ford Assails Asbestos Suit Mistrial In Pa. Appeals Court

Law360, Philadelphia (March 19, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for Ford Motor Co. and Honeywell International Inc. asked the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday to overturn a Philadelphia judge’s decision granting a mistrial in an asbestos case after finding that attorneys for the defendants had improperly communicated with her superiors.

Arguing before a three-judge panel, attorneys for Ford and Honeywell said that Judge Esther Sylvester of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas did not have jurisdiction to declare a mistrial in the case in June — a decision she said was based on the...
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