Defendants Want Asbestos Plaintiffs Precluded From Raising Tobacco-Use Issues

Mealey's (April 16, 2018, 2:36 PM EDT) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal law prevents lung cancer and mesothelioma asbestos plaintiffs from arguing or presenting evidence that they lacked sufficient warning about the dangers tobacco use posed, four defendants told a West Virginia judge on April 13 (In re: Asbestos Litigation, No. 03-C-9600, W.Va. Cir., Kanawa Co.).

(Memo in support available.  Document #01-180425-010B.)

Numerous individuals filed suit in the Kanawa County Circuit Court claiming exposure to asbestos.  All of the plaintiffs in question used tobacco products after 1965 and all allegedly developed lung cancer or...
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