Mealey's PI/Product Liability - MDL Judge Allows Punitives In Maritime Asbestos Cases Alleging Unseaworthiness

PHILADELPHIA - Punitive damages are available under maritime asbestos law to seaman alleging injury from a vessel's unseaworthiness but not for survival actions, the federal judge overseeing the maritime asbestos multidistrict litigation held July 9 (In re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation (No. VI), Hector L. Sanchez, et al. v. Various Defendants, No. MDL 875, 02-875, E.D. Pa.).

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