Out-Of-State Conduct Fair Game In Bolstering Case For Punitives, Judge Says

(January 28, 2016, 9:58 AM EST) -- PHOENIX — Evidence of out-of-state conduct and injuries may be used to bolster an asbestos plaintiff’s punitive damages claim, a federal judge in Arizona said Jan. 6 in partially granting motions in limine (George Coulbourn, et al. v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al., No. 13-8141, D. Ariz.).

Sandra and George Coulbourn sued a plethora of defendants whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. George Coulbourn’s exposure allegedly came at least in part while he was employed as a machinist, during which he allegedly suffered...
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