Choice Of Law Provides Mixed Results For Hennessey, Caterpillar In Asbestos Case

(September 8, 2015, 10:13 AM EDT) -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge in Missouri on Sept. 3 refused to exclude asbestos state-of-the-art testimony from two historians simply because they lack medical degrees, found that Missouri law kept Caterpillar Inc. in a couple’s asbestos action and found that failure to comply with Kansas medical-reporting requirements required dismissal of claims against Hennessey Industries Inc. (John New and Beth New v. Borg-Warner Corp., et al., No. 13-675, W.D. Mo.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117430; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117426; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117427)....
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