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Rare Asbestos-Tobacco Trial Opens In Massachusetts

(September 12, 2018, 1:38 PM EDT) -- BOSTON — A Boston jury on Sept. 7 heard opening arguments in a rare lung cancer trial involving tobacco and asbestos defendants (Louis Summerlin, et al. v. Philip Morris, USA, et al., No. 1581CV05255, Mass. Super., Suffolk Co.). VIDEO OF THE TRIAL AVAILABLE

Joanna Summerlin filed suit in the Suffolk County, Mass., Superior Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly caused her husband Louis’ lung cancer, from which he died in 2015 at age 73.  The case proceeded to trial against asbestos defendant Hampden Automotive and...
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