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Washington Court Finds Asbestos Case Fits Exceptions To Alaska Statute Of Repose

(August 11, 2016, 1:01 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A turbine manufacturer’s alleged distribution of asbestos-containing gaskets puts it outside the reach of Alaska’s statute of repose, as does it and a premises owner’s alleged knowledge about the dangers of asbestos, a Washington appeals court held Aug. 9 in reversing dismissal for the two companies (Larry Hoffman and Judith Hoffman v. General Electric Co., Ketchikan Pulp Co., et al., No. 47439-5-II, Wash. App., Div. 2; 2016 Wash. App. LEXIS 1903).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160817-019Z.)

After Larry Hoffman moved to Washington State, doctors diagnosed...
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