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Lapse in Exposure Period Does Not Preclude Future Damages Claim, Louisiana Court Says

NEW ORLEANS - The family of a Louisiana man whose asbestos exposure ended years before the state passed a now-defunct law allowing for punitive damages can seek the award as part of wrongful death suit filed against the man's employer, a state appeals court has held. Anderson, et al. v. Avondale Industries, Inc.,</i< No. 2000-C-0775 (La. Ct. App., 4th Cir.).

The Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit, ruled that Eva Washington Anderson can move forward with the punitive damage claims included in the wrongful death suit she filed on behalf of her husband John because the cause of action arose ...

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