Union Carbide Loses Bid To Reverse Calif. Asbestos Ruling

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court affirmed Tuesday that Union Carbide Corp. is liable for a deceased construction worker's mesothelioma, even though he suffered from a form of the disease typically associated with a type of asbestos not found in the company's product.

A three-judge panel upheld the $598,000 judgment awarded to the family of Arthur Strickland, who died in 2007 from peritoneal mesothelioma. The condition is associated with high concentrations of amphibole asbestos, though Calidria, the product at the center of the Stricklands' claims against Union Carbide,...
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