Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge Finds Allegations Against Shipbuilder Sufficient At Pleading Stage

SAN FRANCISCO - At the pleading stage, a couple's allegation that a shipbuilder manufactured asbestos-containing products overcomes the fact that strict product liability law does not construe a ship as a product, a California federal judge held April 3 (Robert Whalen and Linda Whalen v. General Electric Corp., et al., No. 14-436, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47027).

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