Crane Co.: Punitives Claim Upsets Decades Of Asbestos Litigation Precedent

(February 25, 2016, 12:42 PM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — Plaintiffs are trying to circumvent the decades-long deferral of punitive damages in the federal asbestos multidistrict litigation under which the parties prepared for trial, Crane Co. told a federal judge Feb. 2 (Lynn C. Dobrick, et al. v. Foster Wheeler LLC, et al., No. 10-3202, E.D. Pa.).

Lynn Dobrick filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas for the asbestos-related death of Valent Rabovski. The case was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where it was...
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