Court Says Jury Can Decide Man's 'Popcorn Lung' Claims

A Michigan man who alleges he developed “popcorn lung” from the buttery fragrance of at least 6,200 bags of the microwave snack over 19 years may present three products liability claims to a jury, a feder-al judge has ruled.

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