Pa. Ruling Limits Asbestos Claims In Construction Suits

Law360, Philadelphia (July 2, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion affirming that the state’s 12-year statute of repose can be used to quash asbestos claims signals a major victory for engineers and other entities involved in the construction and installation of large-scale property improvements containing the cancer-causing fiber.

In a published decision, a three-judge panel found that personal injury claims brought against Foster Wheeler Corp. over on-the-job exposure to asbestos from a boiler installed in 1955 were barred by a 12-year statute of repose that runs from the point when...
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