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N.J. High Court Weighs in on Apportionment of Liability to Settling Defendants Dispute in Asbestos Case

NEWARK, N.J. –– New Jersey’s highest court has weighed in on an asbestos dispute involving the apportionment of fault to settling defendants, concluding that the trial court was correct in submitting the question to the jury of whether a percentage of fault should be allocated to the settling defendants.

In its Sept. 11 decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court found that the non-settling defendant involved in the case had submitted sufficient prima facie evidence supporting claims against the settling defendants.

Plaintiffs Donald and Donna Rowe asserted the underlying claims, contending that Ronald Rowe’s mesothelioma was caused by exposure to ...

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