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Hearing-Loss Settlement No Bar To FELA Asbestos Cancer Case, Judge Says

(September 21, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — An agreement settling hearing-loss claims that purportedly released a railroad from liability from any and all conditions is too broad to free them from asbestos-related lung cancer claims, a federal judge held Sept. 17 (Roger Lee Hindle and Mary Lou Hindle v. Consolidated Rail Corp., et al., No. 13-6297, E.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124100).

(Opinion available. Document #01-150923-012Z.)

Roger and Mary Hindle filed suit in 1994, alleging that Roger suffered hearing loss as a result of employment with various railroads between 1948...
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