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'Separate Disease' Rule Applies In Asbestos Suit: Ct.

Law360 (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A case seeking damages for mesothelioma contracted from exposure to asbestos products produced by A.W. Chesterton Inc., U.S. Supply Co. and Duro-Dyne Corp. will continue in a Pennsylvania trial court, even though the plaintiff has already recovered damages for a separate cancer related to that exposure, the state's superior court has ruled.

In an opinion filed Wednesday in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Judge Susan P. Gantman wrote that the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County had misinterpreted state law in dismissing the complaint without...
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