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Ala. Court Tosses Asbestos Claim

The Alabama Supreme Court has thrown out an asbestos-related “fear of cancer” lawsuit, which reverses an earlier ruling by a trial court that had permitted the case to proceed for plaintiffs who were exposed to asbestos but suffered no apparent injuries.

The decision is significant for insurers operating in Alabama because it could set a precedent for other similar asbestos-related cases in the state, according to the Alliance of American Insurers.

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