Pa. Supreme Court Ruling Breathes Life Into Asbestos Case

Law360, Philadelphia (May 15, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT) -- Citing new precedent allowing common-law asbestos claims against employers to remain valid even after the closure of a 300-week window offering plaintiffs exclusive remedy under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, a state appeals court on Monday revived a mesothelioma case against Duquesne Light Co.

A three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived claims against Duquesne Light brought by the family of former employee Albert Scott, after finding that they were bound by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s November decision in Tooey v. AK Steel Corp....
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