Divided 11th Circuit: Man Lacks Evidence Crane Co. Required Asbestos On Valves

(June 23, 2016, 1:46 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — Only speculation permits the conclusion that Crane Co. required the asbestos-containing replacement gaskets at the heart of a mesothelioma lawsuit, a divided 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held May 27 (Mike Thurmon, et al. v. Crane Co., No. 14-15703, 11th Cir.).

Doctors diagnosed William H. Thurmon Sr. with mesothelioma in November 2009. He died the following month. In April 2011, Mike Thurmon, Mary K. Thurmon, Helen K. Johnson, William H. Thurmon Jr., George Thurmon, Esther Ridenhour, Mark Thurmon, Patricia Guthrie, Joan Greenless,...
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