A Florida appeals court breathed new life into thousands of pending asbestos-related lawsuits Wednesday by invalidating retroactivity in a state law designed to limit the number of people eligible to sue. Plaintiffs attorneys hailed the ruling as a victory for thousands of people still awaiting their day in court, while an industry lawyer expressed disappointment and said an appeal to the Florida Supreme Court is likely.
Court Ruling Gives New Life to Thousands of Asbestos Suits
Daily Business Review
May 29, 2008