Texas High Court Mulls Liability Tests In Asbestos Cases

Law360, Dallas (September 9, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT) -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. on Monday told the Texas Supreme Court not to apply different liability standards to mesothelioma and other asbestos cases than the state uses for all other torts, as it defended an appellate win throwing out a $12.3 million verdict against the company.

During oral arguments in the closely-watched case, the justices probed both sides on the nuances of what's required to prove liability for mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Georgia-Pacific, which for a decade manufactured a drywall joint compound containing asbestos fibers,...
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