August 8, 2018 / 12:20 AM / 10 months ago

N.J. appeals court expands asbestos liability to non-original parts

A New Jersey appeals court has allowed an asbestos lawsuit to proceed against a group of companies including Ford Motor Co and Armstrong International Inc., finding they had a duty to warn of asbestos-containing components even if they did not manufacture the parts themselves.

A unanimous decision issued on Monday by a three-judge panel of the Appellate Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court overturned a lower court’s grant of summary judgment to companies.

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