Pa. Court Overturns Mistrial Ruling In Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday reversed the granting of a mistrial in an asbestos suit won by Ford Motor Co., Honeywell International Inc. and another company, ruling that the plaintiffs never properly objected to the participation of an extra juror.

The decision marks a victory for Ford, Honeywell and Pneumo Abex LLC, which argued on appeal that a Philadelphia judge did not have jurisdiction to declare a mistrial after a jury had delivered a verdict in their favor. Plaintiff George Webber claimed his mesothelioma was...
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