Pfizer Absolved In Quigley Asbestos Injury Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 5:27 PM EST) -- Pfizer Inc. cannot be held accountable for personal injury allegedly caused by its bankrupt subsidiary Quigley Co.’s asbestos-containing insulation, because Pfizer had nothing to do with the product beyond applying its trademarks, a Washington state federal judge recently ruled.

In a Dec. 13 order, U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly dismissed Pfizer from a deceased Seattle steel mill worker’s asbestos injury suit, predicting that the Washington Supreme Court would not extend products liability under the apparent manufacturer doctrine to a company acting exclusively outside the product's...
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