Building Supply Co. Escapes Asbestos Suit In Fla.

Law360 (September 21, 2018, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court has released a California construction supply company from a suit alleging its asbestos-containing products gave a Florida man mesothelioma, finding the man and his wife failed to demonstrate the company had sufficient ties to Florida to be sued in the state.

The reversal from the Third District Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled that plaintiffs Silverio and Faye Onorato failed to meet their burden to show that defendant Highland Stucco and Lime Products Inc. "purposely availed itself of the privilege of conducting business" within Florida and thus failed to satisfy the constitutional due process prong of establishing...

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