Washington Court Declines To Stay Asbestos Case While Top Court Considers Issue

Mealey's (January 19, 2016, 12:59 PM EST) -- SEATTLE — A Washington state court on Jan. 14 declined to stay a case while the state’s high court decides whether the expiration of a man’s personal injury claim bars a subsequently filed wrongful death action (Geraldine Barabin, et al. v. AstenJohnson Inc., et al., Nos. 72626-9-1, 72720-6-1, 72721-4-1, 72722-2-1, 727224-9-1, 72725-7-1, Wash. App., Div. 1; 2016 Wash. App. LEXIS 47).

Geraldine and Henry Barabin sued a number of companies, claiming that from 1968 to 2001, Henry Barabin worked at the Crown-Zellerbach paper mill, which used...
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