Ship Purchasers Subject To Rhode Island Jurisdiction, Judge Says

Ship Purchasers Subject To Rhode Island Jurisdiction, Judge Says

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A woman's asbestos action against six out-of-state companies that purchased 21 ships from her deceased husband's employer over the course of 40 years may largely proceed, a Rhode Island judge held Feb. 22 (Nancy Santos, as executrix of the estate of John Joseph Souza v. A.C. McLoon Oil Co., et al., No. PC 2009-5475, R.I. Super., Providence Plantation).

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