Company Tells 3rd Circuit Maritime Law Rejects Third-Party Parts Liability

(August 24, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The simplicity favored by maritime law and black-letter tort law both reject holding manufacturers liable for third-party asbestos parts, a company told the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Aug. 10 (Roberta G. DeVries, et al. v. Buffalo Pumps Inc., et al., No. 15-1278, 3rd Cir.).

(Response brief available. Document #01-150826-020B.)

John and Roberta DeVries filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. John DeVries’ exposure allegedly occurred while he was serving...
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