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Insurers Find Positives In Supreme Court Asbestos Ruling Washington

Insurance and business groups are finding cause to praise the most recent Supreme Court decision on asbestos, despite its finding that plaintiffs can file claims for the mental anguish associated with asbestos exposure.

The court was clear that its decision applies only to people with asbestosis disease, and not to persons with pleural thickening classified as “asymptomatic,” said Victor E. Schwartz, a tort law expert in the Washington office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon.

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