New California Supreme Court decision limits exposure to asbestos liability

O’Neil v. Crane Co., Cal. S177401, Jan. 12, 2012

The California Supreme Court held that manufacturers of valves and pumps, which were integrated into boilers that had asbestos insulation, were not strictly liable for personal injuries resulting from exposure to asbestos because the valves and pumps did not contain asbestos and thus could not have caused any harm.

 

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