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Florida’s new law restricting asbestos and silica litigation can be applied retroactively to bar a widow from pursuing an asbestos injury case in the wake of her husband’s death, an appeals court ruled.

Johnathan Ruckdeschel, an attorney for Beatrice Hurst, said her lawyers believed the ruling Wednesday by the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami would be reversed, and they will seek a review by the State Supreme Court.

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