Judge: Allegations, Imputed Knowledge Of Asbestos Save Punitive Damages Claim

(May 9, 2016, 9:12 AM EDT) -- BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Imputed knowledge of the dangers of asbestos combined with allegations that a pump company caused its products to enter the stream of commerce are sufficient for a punitive damages claim, a Connecticut federal judge held May 4 (James Schmidt v. General Electric Co., et al., No. 15-941, D. Conn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59007).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160518-006Z.)

James Schmidt sued numerous companies after he developed asbestos-related injuries. Schmidt claimed that the defendants’ conduct exposed him to the asbestos that led to his...
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