Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Insufficient Evidence Of Pre-1975 Exposure Dooms Asbestos Action

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Insufficient Evidence Of Pre-1975 Exposure Dooms Asbestos Action

PHILADELPHIA - No evidence exists of asbestos exposure preceding the 1975 inclusion of mesothelioma in the Louisiana's workers' compensation law and an estate's wrongful death claim against a second defendant is untimely, the Pennsylvania judge overseeing the federal asbestos multidistrict litigation held in a pair of rulings released Aug. 8 (Frank Williams Jr., et al. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., et al., No. MDL 875, 09-70101, E.D. Pa.).

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