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Shifting asbestos theories

First, his lawyers said mesothelioma victim Harry Kananian was exposed to asbestos as a shipyard laborer. Then they shifted ground: he was really exposed during World War II as a GI aboard troop ships, they said. Settlements in hand, lawyers for his estate proceeded to sue tobacco maker Lorillard, saying he got the disease because of exposure to fibers in the Micronite filters of the Kent cigarettes he smoked for four years. Now, per Peter Geier in the NLJ, Lorillard has pointed out alleged inconsistencies between the various versions and intends to obtain discovery from lawyers involved in pressing the claims.

P.S. Homer nods dept.: Yes, if I'd been paying closer attention, I'd have noticed that Ted posted May 7 on this story.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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