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Texas High Court: Crown Cork Statute's Application To Pending Asbestos Cases Unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas -- (Mealey's) The statute shielding Crown Cork & Seal Co. from successor liability in asbestos cases violates Texas Constitution Article I, Section 16's prohibition on retroactive laws when applied to pending cases, a divided Texas Supreme Court held Oct. 22 ( Barbara Robinson...

Virginia Jury Returns $25 Million Verdict Against Exxon Mobil

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - (Mealey's) A Virginia jury on March 17 returned a $25 million verdict for a man exposed to asbestos while repairing Exxon Mobil Corp. ships at Newport News Shipbuilding, sources told Mealey Publications ( Bert Minton v. Exxon Mobil Corp. , No. CL0901505F-15, Va. Cir., Newport...