Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Judge Rejects Liability For 'Bare Metal' Turbine Manufacturer

PHILADELPHIA - The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejected manufacturer liability for third-party products, a Louisiana federal judge noted March 14 in granting summary judgment to a turbine manufacturer whose products a shipyard allegedly lined with asbestos-containing insulation (Sally Gros Vedros, et al. v. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Inc., et al., No. 11-1198, E.D. La.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33489).

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