NM Law Applies To Asbestos Case, Ariz. High Court Rules

By Greg Ryan (August 27, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Arizona's high court has ruled that New Mexico law applies to a wrongful death lawsuit brought on behalf of an Arizona man purportedly exposed to asbestos, even after overturning a lower court's holding that the alleged injury occurred in New Mexico.

The case centered on Dudley Pounders, a welder allegedly exposed to asbestos while working in New Mexico in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Pounders and his wife, the plaintiff in the case, moved from New Mexico to Arizona in the late 1980s. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in May 2008, launched a lawsuit against Enserch E&C Inc. and two other...

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