GE, Crane, Others Can't Duck Ex-Navy Worker's Asbestos Suit

By Emily Field (October 27, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled recently that a former U.S. Navy service member can pursue claims against Crane Co., General Electric Co. and two other companies that he was exposed to asbestos while working aboard the Navy's ships but released Ingersoll Rand & Co. from the suit.

U.S. Judge Eduardo Robreno on Wednesday denied bids by Crane and Guardline Inc. for summary judgment, ruling that plaintiff Kenneth McAfee had provided sufficient evidence that he had been exposed to asbestos from their products. The judge granted GE partial summary judgment on claims that McAfee was exposed to asbestos from the wire wrappings...

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