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La. Appellate Court Reverses Judgment for Asbestos Defendant, Says Claims Weren’t Prescribed

LAKE CHARLES, La. –– A Louisiana appellate court has reversed a judgment in favor of an asbestos defendant, concluding that lower court’s finding that the claims were prescribed was “clearly wrong.”

In the Nov. 6 opinion, the Louisiana Third District Court of Appeal noted that the decedent was not told he had a malignancy until 2012, not 2008 as the trial court had determined, and found that the plaintiff was never even treated for mesothelioma.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of David Lee, saying that the decedent was exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos while working as ...

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