Judge: Plaintiff Can’t Show That Exposure To Third-Party Parts Was Inevitable

Mealey's (February 1, 2016, 1:54 PM EST) -- CHARLESTON, S.C. — A plaintiff lacks sufficient evidence that a manufacturer incorporated asbestos-containing gaskets into its product in a way that made exposure “inevitable,” a federal judge in South Carolina held Jan. 27 (Linda T. Dandridge, et al. v. Crane Co., et al., No. 12-484, D. S.C.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9378).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160203-013Z.)

U.S. District Court Judge David C. Norton of the District of South Columbia said that to the extent that Quirin v. Lorillard Tobacco Co. (17 F. Supp. 3d 760, 771...
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